I want to work in international affairs/diplomacy, but I don't exactly know how
· Spanish citizen (Spanish nationality).
· 35+ years old.
· 6+ years working as a freelance translator (English, French and German) with several certifications (C2 in French, C2 in German, CPE in English, legal translator for the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, etc)
· French major (French grammar, literature and history)
· Masters degree in European Union (Law, institutions, etc, of the European Union)
· Pretty big portfolio of translated documents about politics, diplomacy, international law, history, economics, etc.
- This is my current self. Now, these are my goals:
· Working as an interpreter/translator for the European Union
· Working as an interpreter/translator for the United Nations
· Working as a diplomat for the Spanish government
· Working as a diplomat for any other government of the European Union
· Working as a diplomat for the European Union/United Nations, or any other public institution
· Working in a private company which has interests in Brussels, Vienna, etc (Lobbies, corporations, etc.)
- This is what I have thought about doing:
· Masters degree in Common Law in any American/Canadian university
· Masters degree in International Law in any university
· Masters degree in International Trade in any university
So, any ideas? Especially about future education. Should I do another Master? Should I do any other thing? Do I need experiencie in the private sector before applying for a job in an embassy or public institution? What kind of companies should I apply to? How can I find companies that would hire someone with that background?
I'm kind of lost here and I don't know what the optimal strategy would be. Also, I'm afraid I'm a little old the those kind of positions.
Any help will be welcomed, cheers.