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.
Marcia Cathérine Schenck, born in Wuppertal, studied African Studies, Anthropology, International Relations, History, and Political Science in Massachusetts, Geneva, Oxford und Princeton. She holds a MSc in African Studies (Oxon) and will finish her doctoral studies at Princeton after gaining valuable work experience during the Mercator year. Her project focuses on global sustainable migration management.