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.
Alina Kleinn studied international relations at the Freie Universität Berlin, and holds a bachelors degree in social and political sciences from the University of Cambridge. While pursuing a masters degree, she spent a year at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Subsequently she worked on a research project about the policy influence of international organizations at the University of Potsdam before joining an education and social policy consultancy in Brussels. As a Mercator Fellow, she will explore the possibilities of improving education systems worldwide through the transfer of best practices.