National deadline: November 1, 2015, 11:59 EST - receipt of all application materials

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizens and international students
  • Graduating seniors, young alumni

Award summary and conditions: Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is a nonprofit organization that offers yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations working across the African continent. PiAf Fellows work in service-oriented positions in many different fields, including humanitarian aid, public health, conservation, education and social enterprise. Since its launch in 1999, PiAf has placed more than 300 Fellows in 34 countries around the continent. Graduating seniors and young alumni from any nonprofit U.S. college or university are eligible to apply. Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement. 

Fellows should expect to cover:

  • Transportation to/from interviews in Princeton
  • Transportation to/from PiAf’s MANDATORY orientation in Princeton
  • $150 program placement fee, paid upon acceptance of a PiAf fellowship post. This contribution is only a fraction of the total yearly program costs to PiAf for each fellowship post.
  • Round-trip air travel to/from their post
  • Pre-departure medical expenses (e.g. immunizations, malaria prevention medications, personal medications)
  • In most cases, visa expenses
  • Sundries and recreational travel

Note: PiAf is committed to ensuring that all applicants are able to participate in the fellowship program without regard to need. Students with demonstrated financial need should speak directly with PiAf. We will work with applicants to ensure that financial considerations do not prevent any applicant selected for a fellowship from participating.

PiAf and partner organizations cover:

  • On-the-ground expenses including housing and living stipend.
  • Group health, medical and political evacuation insurance.
  • Pre-departure orientation for all Fellows, and PiAf program support and operating costs

Application process: online and hard copy (mailed transcript, or official electronic copy) 

Application requirements: 

  • Completed online application form
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Current color passport style photo of applicant alone 
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended 
  • $50 application fee 

Any materials that are mailed need to go to this address:

Princeton in Africa—Application
194 Nassau Street, Suite 219
Princeton, NJ 08542

Mailed materials need to arrive to the PiAf office by Sunday, November 1, 2015

Faculty Representative: Keith Raether

Selection process:
 Applicants invited for an interview must be available for one of the sessions held on January 16-18, 2015 and January 23-24, 2015.  Interview will be scheduled in December.

Candidates who receive a fellowship placement must attend PiAf's pre-departure orientation program held June 4-8, 2015 on Princeton's campus.

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