Princeton in Africa

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.


Princeton, NJ

Internship Description

Fellowship Program Support:

  • 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 

Administrative Support: 

  • 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. 

Development & External Relations Support:  

  • 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.
# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format
8 Flexible  9:00am  5:00pm Yes No Hybrid

Housing Information

Interns have usually found housing on or around Princeton's campus independently.

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

Writing Sample Required


Special Requirements

  • Vaccinations 
  • There is potential for work during some evenings and weekends leading up to Fellows' Orientation.