Princeton in Africa Fellowships (2023-2024 fellowships application)

Deadline: October 30, 2022

Events

Trainings & Fellowships

Location(s)

  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
Africa

Overview

A Princeton in Africa fellowship experience is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for personal and professional development and growth. It is often described as a way to get a foot in the door of the field of development on the African continent. It is also an opportunity to join a growing community of passionate PiAf alumni.

Details

The fellowship experience varies greatly depending on placement and organization. Some Fellows work closely with a supervisor or colleague(s); others work more independently. Some Fellows work in offices that are filled with local staff; others work with a high number of expatriates. Some Fellows live in urban areas like Johannesburg and Nairobi; others are based in very rural areas with limited resources.

No matter the host organization or the location, all fellowships are 12 months long and all Fellows experience support from Princeton in Africa staff, alumni, and other Fellows. Community is a PiAf guarantee.

Our History

In 1999, a group of Princeton alumni, faculty, and staff launched Princeton in Africa as an independent affiliate of Princeton University inspired by the University’s informal motto, “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations.” In 2010, the program opened up to include graduates of any US accredited university in order to meet the growing demand from host organizations and allow more young professionals access to the unique opportunities afforded by PiAf. During the past 20 years, we have placed over 600 Fellows with more than 100 organizations in 36 countries, while developing more strategic partnerships across Africa and creating more opportunities for our alumni community to engage with the continent and with one another.

Opportunity is About


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:


Description of Ideal Candidate

Eligibility

  • Open to young professionals and graduating seniors
  • Graduate of US accredited University

Dates

Deadline: October 30, 2022


Cost/funding for participants

Expenses For the Fellowship:

The Princeton in Africa experience is an investment on the part of each Fellow, each fellowship organization, and Princeton in Africa. The following funding arrangements are in place.

Fellows cover:

  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Transportation to and from Princeton for interviews and orientation
  • $350 program placement fee upon acceptance of a post
  • Round-trip airfare to and from post in their host country.
  • Pre-departure medical expenses (immunizations, malaria prevention meds, personals meds, visit for completing medical release form)
  • Depending on post, Fellow may contribute to visa or work permit costs

Note: PiAf is committed to ensuring all applicants are able to participate in the program regardless of financial need. Once placed, there is an available financial aid application for Fellows with demonstrated need. Applicants with demonstrated need upon completion of their application should reach out directly to piafapp@princetoninafrica.org.

Princeton in Africa/Fellowship Organizations cover*:

  • Housing and living stipend
  • Certain visas/work permits
  • Medical, medical evacuation, security evacuation insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation housing and meals
  • Mid-year Retreat partial travel allowance and meals/housing

*Fellowship packages vary post-to-post: details will be provided in the offer letter prior to a Fellows acceptance.

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