Princeton in Africa Fellowships For Young Professionals 2023/2024 (Stipend available)

Last Updated on September 16, 2022

Princeton in Africa Fellowships

Princeton in Africa helps future leaders develop lifelong connections to the people and nations of Africa. They match talented and passionate college graduates or young professionals with high-impact organizations working across Africa for paid year-long service placements.

The Fellowship programme enables Fellows, through their skills, knowledge, and technical expertise, to make significant contributions to Africa’s well-being and cultivate meaningful relationships with communities in Africa and one another.

Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa has matched almost 700 Fellows with 100 high-impact host organizations spanning 37 African countries. Fellows contribute to Africa’s institutions in Business and Economic Development, Education & Youth Capacity Building, Public & Community Health, Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, Civil Society, etc. These partnerships have enriched the lives of young leaders and institutions across Africa.


  • Princeton in Africa will provide medical insurance, security insurance, resilience support services, pre-departure orientation, mid-year leadership retreat in an exclusive location in Africa, and professional support during the Fellowship year.
  • Host Organizations will provide a modest living allowance to cover their basic living expenses in the host country.


  • Applicants must be young professionals or graduating seniors at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be graduates of a U.S. accredited University.
  • Applicants must have full professional English proficiency. Additionally, French is preferred at some posts.
  • Applicants must be not more than 35 years of age.
  • Applicants must have a passport valid through the fellowship date.


Application requirements include:

  • Resume or CV (2 pages max)
  • Official transcript (All Applicants)
  • Proof of university enrollment (Nexus Applicants Only)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • $75 Non-refundable Application Fee (Fee waivers available on a need basis, email for more information)
  • Complete Online Application
  • Demonstrated commitment to service

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Princeton in Africa Fellowships.

Deadline: October 26, 2022

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