Making policies work

Maelle Salzinger


Maelle Salzinger, a French national, is a Research Assistant in the Security and Resilience Programme. She studied Political Science and International Public Management for her Bachelor and Master at Sciences Po Paris, France, following courses on public policy analysis, evaluation and negotiation. Maelle is interested in the fields of conflict prevention, peacebuilding and international development, and how they interact with one another. She is particularly passionate about integrating gender perspectives and advancing women’s participation in peace and security processes.

Before joining ECDPM, Maelle has performed various internships in the public and private sectors. For instance, she was Programme Assistant Intern at the consultancy firm Transition International (Netherlands) working for the Gender and Social inclusion Desk. She also worked for the NGO M.A.Y. (Menstruation and You, France), to raise awareness on menstrual health and girls’ education, and at a local administration in France (Conseil Départemental de Moselle). For one year, as part of a collective project between her university and the NGO Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS France), she volunteered to conduct research on refugee labour market integration in France, and help orient asylum seekers to available educational and work opportunities.

Pre-ECDPM assignments

  • Programme Assistant Intern at Transition International, Netherlands
  • International Partnerships Intern, M.A.Y (Menstruation and You)
  • Risk & Compliance Trainee, Arendt & Medernach ; Regulatory Trainee, Arendt Regulatory and Consulting (Luxembourg)
  • Intern, Direction of Assemblies, Conseil Départemental de Moselle (France)
  • Research & Advocacy Assistant, Sciences Po Collective Project with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) France

    Maelle Salzinger

    Research assistant




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