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.
Friederike Reinhold studied Economics and Political Science at Münster University and International Relations and Political Theory at Humboldt University Berlin and at the New School for Social Research in New York. She gained first professional experience working for the Federal Foreign Office, the Berlin Social Science Centre and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). More recently, she worked as short-term consultant for GIZ in Kabul, Afghanistan. As Mercator Fellow, she examines gaps in international refugee law and practices of protection.