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

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 28, 2020
Deadline is at 11:59 PM EST.