Fellows Reports Database

Please read the below usage information before accessing PiAf Fellows’ reports.

A collection of reports from former and current Princeton in Africa Fellows can now be accessed online HERE.

(Please note you must email the PiAf office at piafapp@princetoninafrica.org for the login information to access these reports.) Only the most recent Fellows’ reports are available, as our fellowship posts evolve from year to year.

Each Princeton in Africa Fellow is required to submit a 3-month, 6-month and final report documenting everything from travel logistics to workplace tasks and supervision. We highly suggest that you read through the Fellows’ reports to help you get a clearer idea of the range of PiAf fellowship posts that exist. Remember, each Princeton in Africa fellowship is unique, as is each Fellow’s individual experience.

Not every fellowship post you see listed on the PiAf website will have a corresponding report in the database. Some fellowship posts are new in the current fellowship year and reports have not yet been submitted for those positions, or some might only have 3 and 6-month reports available. Please use the “Directory” field within the database to find 3-month, 6-month, and final reports; you can select “-” in the “Directory” field to see all reports for a given post. Also, please understand that these exact fellowships might not be available in the next fellowship year—these reports are meant to give you a better idea of the general PiAf fellowship experience.

We are happy to provide these reports as a resource for those interested in our fellowship program, but we ask that you follow a few guidelines when accessing these reports:

Please do not contact our fellowship organizations about these posts. Our fellowship positions are formatted specifically for Princeton in Africa and a great deal of time and effort goes into the establishment of PiAf fellowships on both sides (Princeton in Africa and our fellowship organizations). Neither of us will appreciate you attempting to contact them directly.

Please do not contact current or former Princeton in Africa Fellows about these posts. We have removed identifying information from these reports so that our busy Fellows and alums can focus on their fellowship work, grad school or other personal priorities. The PiAf staff is happy to answer applicants’ questions about our fellowships. If a candidate successfully completes his or her interview and is offered a fellowship position, s/he will then be put in touch with a current or former Fellow to hear a Fellows’ perspective and have any final questions answered.

Please do not share these reports. Reports are password-protected because we prefer that only interested applicants access our former and current Fellows’ reports detailing their fellowship experiences. Princeton in Africa asks that you contact us directly for information on logging in to view our Fellows’ reports. Those who contact us will be added to our email list and will be updated on information on applying to fellowships, interviewing and more.

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