Princeton in Africa Spring & Summer 2017 Internship

Princeton in Africa
  • Location
    Princeton, New Jersey
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Apr 26

Position description

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is an independent non-profit organization based in Princeton, NJ. Our mission is to develop young leaders committed to Africa's advancement. We seek to achieve this by placing bright, hardworking, passionate recent college graduates with our incredible host organizations for yearlong fellowship opportunities across the continent. Our program is open to recent graduates from any college or university accredited in the U.S., and the organizations we work with include large organizations like the International Rescue Committee and the Mpala Research Centre and Wildlife Foundation as well as smaller start-ups and grassroots organizations, and even multinational companies. During our 2016-17 fellowship year, we have 49 Fellows from 30 different colleges and universities working with 31 organizations in 15 African countries. Find out more about us at

POSITION: Princeton in Africa is looking for an intern to work with our dynamic program team in our office in Princeton, NJ during the Summer of 2017. The position is unpaid, but a great professional opportunity and a fun work environment. We love our interns!

PURPOSE: Assist Princeton in Africa with keeping all aspects of the office running smoothly by providing programmatic, administrative, and development support. Learn how a non-profit organization and an international fellowship program runs, as well as the interesting work our Fellows and host organizations are doing in Africa!


  • 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.



  • Read and collect updates from our Fellows' blogs. 
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining files and information about host organizations and Fellows. 
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining files, and with other preparations for the end of the 2016-17 fellowship year and the beginning of the 2017-18 fellowship year. 
  • Assist with PiAf events, including Reunions and orientation
  • Assist with other program support, as requested.


  • 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 preparations for PiAf's annual benefit gala and other events in the PiAf program timeline. 
  • Assist with maintaining our website. 
  • Assist with other external relations support, as requested.


Summer internships will start in late May and last through August. Interested applicants may also begin their internships in April, and should note this interest in their cover letter.

Application instructions

Please email your resume and a cover letter stating your availability during the summer and why you are interested in interning with Princeton in Africa by Friday, May 5th. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to apply early as the number of available internship positions is limited. Please indicate if you are available to start your internship as soon as possible.

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