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Princeton in Africa is an Equal Opportunity employer. Employees are selected on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

Job Description for Development Director

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is an independent non-profit organization based in Princeton, NJ 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. Find out more about us at

To Apply: Please email your resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in working for Princeton in Africa to Include ‘Development Director’ in the title of the email. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and we encourage early applications. Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to all inquiries. Princeton in Africa does not provide visa sponsorship.

POSITION: The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Program Team.

PURPOSE: Overseeing and managing the organization’s fundraising and development efforts. Enhance the resource mobilization, visibility and outreach efforts of Princeton in Africa, and secure funding and resources to support the organization’s mission and programs.

Job Summary: The Development Director is responsible for leading and managing the fundraising and development activities of the organization. This includes designing and implementing fundraising strategies, cultivating relationships with donors and supporters, grant writing and management, organizing fundraising events, and overseeing the development team.









Job Description for Communications Intern & Program Intern (Spring 2024)

To Apply: Please email your resume and a cover letter stating your availability during the spring and why you are interested in interning with Princeton in Africa to by Monday, December 18th. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to apply early as the number of available internship positions is limited.

POSITION: Princeton in Africa is looking for two interns, the Communications Intern and Program Intern, to work with our dynamic program team during the Spring of 2024. This position is open to fully remote or hybrid interns in our Princeton-base office. PiAf will offer a small monthly stipend to all interns, which will be discussed during the interview process. Interns who are enrolled in university will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week on a set schedule. Applicants should indicate in their application whether they are interested in the Communications or Program position, or if they are interested in both.

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 across Africa!


Current college student or recent college graduate, with preference for focus on international relations, international development, nonprofit management, African studies, or similar fields related to our work.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Both interns may be asked to support the team in all aspects listed below. In general, however, the Program Intern will work closely with the Program Staff to support PiAf alumni and Fellows, and the Communications Intern will work on tasks related to social media outreach, website maintenance, drafting communications materials, and development. 




Our History

In 1999, a group of Princeton alumni, faculty, and staff launched Princeton in Africa as an independent affiliate of Princeton University inspired by the University’s informal motto, “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations.” In 2010, the program opened up to include graduates of any US accredited university in order to meet the growing demand from host organizations and allow more young professionals access to the unique opportunities afforded by PiAf. During the past 20 years, we have placed over 600 Fellows with more than 100 organizations in 36 countries, while developing more strategic partnerships across Africa and creating more opportunities for our alumni community to engage with the continent and with one another.


The International Rescue Committee has been so fortunate to have had a longstanding relationship with Princeton in Africa since our very first Fellows landed in Rwanda in 1999.  Whether it was Emily or Renee in 1999 or the 110 Fellows across 14 IRC countries over the years, we have been blessed by the relationship, the quality of the Fellows and the impact on what IRC does on the ground every single day.

Brian Johnson
Chief Human Resources Officer
International Rescue Committee

My fellowship has been the most impactful personal and professional development opportunity of my life. I wanted a post-college experience that would push my limits, expand my comfort zone, and help me discern the next steps in my career journey. And this has been the case.

Ryan Elliott
2014-15 Fellow
Baylor Pediatric AIDS Initiative in Lesotho

I can honestly say that this year has changed my life and my view of what’s possible for the future. Princeton in Africa isn’t just a one-year fellowship, it’s an introduction to a particular way of life and a new way of thinking about the world. I feel like so many doors are open now that I never would have considered before.

Katie Fackler
2010-11 Fellow
UN World Food Programme

My Princeton in Africa fellowship was everything I could have hoped for and much more. The myriad of experiences makes my head swim, and it has strengthened my desire to help underserved populations worldwide.

David Bartels
2006-2007 Fellow
Baylor Pediatric AIDS Initiative

Princeton in Africa was an invaluable experience for me. I learned an infinite amount through my work and through living in Uganda. I also realized that I want to continue working on African issues as long as I can.

Alexis Okeowo
2006-2007 Fellow
The New Vision

The International Rescue Committee’s experience with Princeton in Africa has been exceptional. Each Fellow brings excellent writing and analytical skills as well as unique interests and passions that enrich the program and the field office environment. We were so pleased we expanded the program to more field offices.

Susan Riehl
Human Resources, IRC

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has been working in Africa for over 11 years through its Secure the Future program.  One common theme in all aspects of program implementation is having passionate, energetic individuals on the ground who can think outside the box and then transfer the skills for sustainability.  The Princeton In Africa Fellows have been a huge asset in this regard and our programs and patients have been better for it.

John Damonti
President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation