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, PiFa 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 PiFa advises that a certain degree of flexibility may enhance the likelihood of placement. More specific criteria may be indicated in position descriptions.
Please note: There is an application fee required for this program. All applicants must also be able to be present for personal or Skype interviews at times indicated on the program website, and all recipients are required to attend a weekend orientation at Princeton in the summer prior to their departure--applicants are expected to bear these travel expenses.