Princeton in Africa Fellowships

Term: Academic Year

Provide year-long service-oriented fellowships in countries in Africa

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) offers year-long service-oriented fellowships in countries across the African continent in such fields as humanitarian aid, public health, education, conservation, post-conflict reconstruction and social entrepreneurship.

In addition to housing and a living stipend, each PiAf fellowship provides a pre-departure orientation program group medical and evacuation insurance. Airfare to and from the placement site and certain pre-departure medical expenses are generally the responsibility of each fellow.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a nonprofit college or university in the U.S. before beginning their programs. Past experience in Africa is not a requirement, although some facility with an African language may be helpful, depending on placement, as may field-specific knowledge or experience.

In selecting fellows, PiAf looks for open-minded, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and hard-working individuals. Candidates may indicate preferences for region, country, and/or position type in their applications, but PiAf advises that a certain degree of flexibility may enhance the likelihood of placement. More specific criteria may be indicated in position descriptions.

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture, Foreign Language Learning, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Senior, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Experiential, Public Service
Africa South of the Sahara
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Deadline is at 11:59 PM EST.