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Princeton in Africa Fellowship

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Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa (PiAf) develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. PiAf Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more.

PiAf offers approximately 50 fellowships in about 15 countries. Prior experience in Africa is not a prerequisite. Fellowships are 12 months long. Depending on the organizations where they are placed, Fellows will begin work between June (any time after the mandatory Fellows’ orientation at the beginning of June) and September, and will complete their fellowships between June and September of the following year, twelve months after their start date.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Application to PiAf fellowships in Africa are open to young alumni and graduating seniors from any college or university accredited in the United States.

PiAf funding includes: on-the-ground expenses, including housing and living stipend; medical insurance, medical evacuation insurance and security evacuation insurance; pre-departure orientation for all Fellows; mid-year retreat in Africa; program support and operating costs.

Fellows make a commitment by covering their roundtrip international airfare, pre-departure medical expenses, and in most cases, visas and work permits. Note: Princeton in Africa is committed to ensuring that all applicants are able to participate in the fellowship program without regard to need. Fellows with demonstrated financial need should speak directly with PiAf. They will work with Fellows to ensure that financial considerations do not prevent any applicant selected for a fellowship from participating.

Deadline: Early November each year

Academic Level: Post-Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Public Service Program, Study Abroad / International Exchange, Teaching

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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