The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 13-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.
Andreas Holzinger works on poverty alleviation for minority groups through the Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs. He received master degrees from Sciences Po Paris and the Free University of Berlin, exploring the intersection of human rights and international development. Andreas previously worked in public and third sector organizations in Europe, the U.S., and West Africa, as well as in a public-sector strategy consulting company in Berlin. He received a trilingual bachelor degree in Social Sciences from Sciences Po.