Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is an independent non-profit organization based in Princeton, NJ. Princeton in Africa helps future leaders develop lifelong connections to the people and nations of Africa. We offer highly selective year-long 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. 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 2017-18 fellowship year, we have 48 Fellows from 31 different colleges and universities working with 31 organizations in 13 African countries. Find out more about us at www.princetoninafrica.org.
POSITION: Princeton in Africa is looking for an intern to work with our dynamic program team in our office in Princeton, NJ during the Spring of 2018. 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!
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
• 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.
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM SUPPORT
• 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 PiAf's fellowship interviews.
• 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.
DEVELOPMENT & EXTERNAL RELATIONS SUPPORT
• Assist with preparations and day-of logistics for PiAf's orientation and other events in the PiAf program timeline.
• Assist with maintaining our website.
• Assist with other external relations support, as requested.
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 email@example.com by January 5, 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to apply early as the number of available internship positions is limited.