Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Young alumni and graduating seniors from any accredited college or university in the United States are eligible to apply. Prior experience in Africa is not a prerequisite. Princeton in Africa expects to offer approximately 45 fellowships in about 15 countries next year. Although the complete list of fellowships will not be finalized until after the application deadline, you may study the lists of current and recent fellowships to get an idea of the types of positions that may be offered. Fellowships are 12 months long. Depending on the organizations where they are placed, Fellows will begin work between June and September and will complete their fellowships between June and September. The Princeton in Africa experience is an investment on the part of each Fellow, each partner organization, and Princeton in Africa. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more. Our Fellows will be working in the following fields: Advocacy and Civil Society, Agriculture and Nutrition, Education, ESL and Youth Capacity Building, Environment and Conservation, Humanitarian Aid, Income Generation and Social Entrepreneurship, and Public Health.
We work closely with our partner organizations to select highly qualified and motivated graduating seniors and young alumni for our yearlong fellowships. Princeton in Africa creates an excellent opportunity for both partner organizations and Fellows, where organizations enjoy access to an exceptionally motivated and talented group of young people, and Fellows gain a unique experience in Africa that translates into a lifelong commitment to African affairs and service. During their year of service, our Fellows create connections that last their lifetime. Some stay and continue to work in Africa; others leverage their experience to launch careers in international development. No matter where they go, our Fellows’ experiences with Princeton in Africa transform their lives and perspectives about the world and their role within it. Princeton in Africa is committed to offering opportunities on a need-blind basis. We are an independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. We are affiliated with Princeton University, and grateful for donated office space and other support, but we are not funded directly by the University. We rely on the continued generosity of corporations, foundations, and individuals like you to make these fellowships possible. By supporting Princeton in Africa, you are not just impacting the life of one individual, but lives within our own communities and across the continent of Africa.
Specific Eligibility Criteria
- Young alumni and graduating seniors from any accredited college or university in the United States are eligible to apply
- International students who have recently graduated from an accredited college or university in the US