Princeton in Africa


PICS Organization Name
Princeton in Africa


Princeton, New Jersey

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns
Ben Porter '22, Jordan Heinzel-Nelson '21, Lutfah Subair '21, Lauren Johnson '21, Irene Ross '20

Former Intern Projects
PDF icon2020 (Ben Porter '22)File2019 (Jordan Heinzel-Nelson '21)File2019 (Lutfah Subair '21)

Organization Description

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is an independent nonprofit organization that helps future leaders develop lifelong connections to the people and nations of Africa. We offer highly selective yearlong fellowships to recent college graduates with organizations across the African continent; we enable our Fellows, through their work, to make significant contributions to Africa’s well-being; and we encourage our Fellows to cultivate meaningful relationships with communities in Africa and with one another.Interns will have the opportunity learn about the work of our Fellows and our host organization while playing a key role on our 5 person team.

Internship Description


  • Assist with logistics and preparations for the Fellows Orientation in early June
  • Read and collect updates from our Fellows' blogs.
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining files and information about host organizations and Fellows.
  • Assist with the creation and dissemination of recruiting materials
  • Assist with other program support, as requested.
  • Work on one independent long-term program related to the program needs


  • Maintain office hours as agreed upon.
  • Assist with mass mailings, managing mail, office supplies, and other office logistics.
  • Assist with other office administrative support, as requested.


  • Assist with maintaining our website.
  • Assist with the social media of PiAf
  • May assist with the identification of potential funding opportunities
  • Assist with other external relations support, as requested.

Internship Qualifications

  • Current college student or recent college graduate, with preference for focus on international relations, international development, nonprofit management, African studies, or similar field related to our work.
  • Strong English writing skills.
  • Strong Internet research skills.
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Design or marketing skills a plus

Expected Start Time
9:00 am

Expected End Time
4:00 pm

Required Dates
5/24/2020 - 7/30/2020

Internship Length
8 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement
Yes, History & Diplomacy

Could This Internship Take Place Remotely if Needed?

Evaluation Excerpt

Through my internship I learned of the ways in which Princeton in Africa Fellows positively impact the African communities they work with and bring on lasting change extending into the future. Not only did I help support this Fellowship program and learn a lot about the necessities in running a program such as Princeton in Africa's, but I also learned a lot about the African continent itself. Coming in with little-to-no knowledge of Africa, this was a big positive aspect of the internship for me. -- Benjamin Porter '22

I think the best moment was interestingly enough, the last day, where the program director and executive director took the PICS interns out for lunch and reviewed our resumes while giving us tips on professionalism and self-marketing. It was an incredibly helpful meeting that was an example of our superiors going above and beyond to help the interns out. -- Irene Ross '20

 Princeton in Africa as an organization works to aid systemic social change and create educationally enriching experiences for their fellows. By being an intern at this organization, I believed in this mission and took it with me in my work. -- Lauren Johnson '21