As a Fellow, who will I be working with? What will my work environment be like? Are there a lot of opportunities for field work?

Your working environment will depend on the host organization with which you work. Some Fellows work closely with a supervisor or colleague(s); others work more independently. Some Fellows work in offices that are filled with local staff; others work with a high number of expatriates. Some Fellows are based in an organization’s country office and occasionally take trips to the field; others are based in rural areas where every day feels like field work. It is important to remember that all work environments have pros and cons, and that PiAf will do its best to match you with a work environment that we feel is the best fit. We encourage you to read the Fellows’ Reports in our reports database (you will need to email piafapp@princetoninafrica.org for the login information) to learn more about Fellows’ day-to-day work experiences at various posts.

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