Princeton in Africa

About the Program

Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college students with organizations working across Africa for year-long service placements. Our program is open to students and young alumni from any college or university accredited in the U.S. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more.


  • Young alumni and graduating seniors from any non-profit college or university in the United States are eligible to apply. Prior experience in Africa is not a prerequisite.
  • Should you be invited for an interview, you must be available for one of the sessions in January 2014 


  • Round-trip air travel to/from their post.
  • Some pre-departure medical expenses. (While a Fellow should be able to cover many of the medical costs associated with immunization and malaria prevention directly from the stipend received from PiAf/partner organization, as everyone’s health needs are different, there may be some instances where a Fellow will need to pay some expenses out of pocket.)
  • 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.

Application Procedure

  • Hard copy and electronic
  • Three copies of completed online application form
  • Three copies of  resume/CV
  • Photo
  • Letter of reference from a professor, employer, or former employer who knows you well
    current transcript from each undergraduate/graduate university attended
  • Application fee of $50. Please make checks payable to Princeton in Africa.

Application Deadline

Campus deadline is mid-October (Application, letters of recommendation, and transcript/s turned in to Fellowships office Howarth 114)

National deadline is early November.


Selection and announcement dates:

March-April: Applicants notified of status
May: Placements finalized
Mid-May: Orientation
June-September: Fellowships begin

Each applicant is required to meet with fellowships director, Kelli Delaney in Howarth 114 (send an email to for an appointment).

See the Princeton in Africa website for more.