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.
Hannah Dönges from Berlin studied Political Science with a focus on security policy and conflict studies in Geneva, Passau, Toulouse and Washington. During her fellowship year she concentrated on peacekeeping and mediation in armed conflicts in Eastern and Western Africa. Prior to that, she has gained initial work experience on security policy at the Small Arms Survey, at Brookings Institution, the German Embassy in Tokyo and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).