HEEN Mentoring Programme


The Energy and Environment Network HEEN is an international network of experts promoting a sustainable energy future, based on trust, openness, and curiosity, by facilitating active dialogue, knowledge exchange and professional development. Now, the network comprises around 200 members all across Europe. HEEN is supported by the Hertie Fellows & Friends programme of the Hertie Foundation.  


The HEEN Mentoring Programme for finding practice partners for MA and MPP students of the Hertie School is part of that mission. Students of graduate programmes at the Hertie School write their master's theses from November to May. Practitioners from politics, business and civil society have the option of supervising a master’s thesis in English as an external practice partner.  

In the past, practical partnerships resulted in very good master's theses, often long-term professional cooperation, and sometimes even friendships. 


The Curricular Affairs Team will reach out to all master's students with more information on how to apply in mid-October 2021. 

The matching process will take place between mid-October and early November. 

The announcement of matched mentors and mentees is planned for the week of November 8, 2021. 

Interested participants will be contacted by HEEN with details on the next steps.