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.
Marina Doelker studied governance and public policy at the Universität Passau, then peace studies and international relations at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and the University of Haifa. She gained professional experience, inter alia, at Bread for the World and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. She also worked for a local peace-education NGO in Kosovo and has volunteered for youth education and refugee projects in Germany, the US, Brazil and Kenya. As a Mercator Fellow, Marina will explore the role of religious actors in peace and development processes.