The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 25 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 12-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world. Seminars are also held on current issues in international cooperation, and to develop their leadership skills and key competencies.
David Müller holds a masters degree in international affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva. He gained professional experience working in Indonesia with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as well as with Interpeace in El Salvador. David worked as a programme officer at the Swiss PeaceNexus Foundation for two years. As a Mercator Fellow, he will explore how psychosocial support can help to build peace in contexts of violent conflict.