Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is a non-profit organization that offers yearlong post-graduate fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations working across the African continent. PiAf Fellows work in many different sectors, including international humanitarian aid, public & community health, business & economic development, agricultural development, and education & youth capacity building. Many of the fellowship organizations are also led by social entrepreneurs. The host organizations include the African Leadership Academy, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, International Rescue Committee, the International Livestock Research Institute, the WARC Group, and many other organizations – both large and small – doing remarkable work around the African continent. Princeton in Africa expects to offer approximately 50 fellowships in about 17 countries in the 2021-22 fellowship year. Since its launch in 1999, PiAf has placed nearly 650 Fellows in 36 countries across the continent.
Princeton in Africa Fellows serve organizations in a variety of sectors and fill roles within the organizations including Communications, Teaching, Business Development, Financial Analysis, Grant Writing, Program Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. Fellowships offer an incredible opportunity for personal and professional development, skill building and launching a meaningful career.
The deadline for 2021-22 fellowship applications is Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern!
If you have any questions about the fellowship experience, please reach out and we can put you in touch with Middlebury alums who have been through the program.
The Alaska Fellows Program (AFP) has new positions open for the fall 2020 program start! AFP is a fall-to-spring residential fellowship program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing talented young people with strong communities and professional mentors in Sitka, Anchorage, Juneau — and starting in fall 2020, Fairbanks.
We’re excited to offer a virtual Information Session for the first time. If you’re considering applying or have already applied for this program year, we encourage you to join us via Zoom next Tuesday at 12pm AKDT (4 pm EDT) to ask questions and learn more about the program. You can RSVP for the webinar:
Interested in the social sector & working in Alaska? The Alaska Fellows Program (AFP) is a seven-to-nine month residential fellowship program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing talented young people with strong communities and professional mentors.
Initially launched with a small pool of Yale graduates in 2014, the program now boasts alumni from 28 states and five countries and hosts fellows in Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka — and starting in fall 2020, Fairbanks. Forty-one percent of alumni continue to live and work in Alaska for a year or more following their fellowships.
By attracting young, dynamic professionals to the state of Alaska, AFP arrests and reverses the “brain drain” of young people supersaturating in Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, New York, and D.C. AFP also helps Alaska retain homegrown talent by connecting born-and-raised Alaskans with high-impact opportunities in their home state.
Fellows serve with a dynamic non-profit or public-sector organization for the fellowship term and receive modest living stipends and housing. Fellows live communally, work closely with professional mentors, and make lasting contributions to their host community.
For more information about the Application Process, view this page, as it will also give you a listing of the different available jobs posting throughout Spring 2020.
Here is a great one-year fellowship opportunity for a graduating senior (or Feb) interested in Global Health shared with us from a recent alum working in the field in Kenya.
“My name is Zorica Radanovic (Midd ’19), and I’ve been working with Lwala Community Alliance as the M&E fellow since July. Lwala is a community-led organization that is leveraging Community Health Workers to transform the health systems in Kenya and to drive improved health outcomes.”
Organizational Background: Lwala Community Alliance (Lwala) is a community-led innovator proving that when communities lead, change is drastic and lasting.
Lwala village, a small community in rural western Kenya, founded the organization as a response to
extreme health challenges. The region experiences some of the highest HIV, maternal mortality, and
infant mortality rates in East Africa. As such, community members built their area’s first health center.
From these humble beginnings, we are now the largest provider of health services for a population of
over 90,000. The work extends far beyond the original hospital as we support communities in their
homes, schools, and farms to advance their own comprehensive well-being. We address the complex
causes of poor health through a multi-dimensional strategy, which engages community members in
driving their own change.
To read more about the position and view the full job description and others, click HERE.
Priority Deadline: November 3, 2019 11:59 PM US Pacific Time Program Dates: June 2020 – June 2021 Locations: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for graduating seniors and young/ established professionals. Fellows work at NGOs, schools, universities, and social enterprises across Asia to support community development and youth education programs. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges.
Who Can Apply? Starting and experienced professionals with a BA or BS degree (must graduate by June 2020). Although the fellowship is primarily aimed towards US citizens, we do accept applications from international residents who have a previous connection to VIA or a substantial US connection.
Fellows often engage in a wide range of activities and tasks with our local partners. Although there is often overlap in the kinds of work fellows will do, they can be thought of as two broad categories:
Education-focused — With these partners, you’ll advance student development using critical thinking and cross-cultural communication. Through teaching (English or other subjects depending on the post), you’ll help students to access future education and professional opportunities.
NGO-focused — At these posts, you’ll support community development and international communication efforts by supporting NGOs to access resources, networks, and collaboration opportunities. You may help with fundraising, project management, and community outreach efforts of our local partners.
To learn more about the Via Program, click here, and feel free to reach out to recent alumnae, Lulu Zhou ’19, luluzhou19[at]gmail.com.
Selected as a ‘CNN Hero,’ Rick Hodes, MD ’75 has been living and working in Ethiopia for over 30 years. Based out of a busy Addis Ababa trauma center, his work is concentrated around spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, tuberculosis of the spine, and polio.
Dr. Hodes is looking for a Midd grad to come assist him for 6-12 months. The opportunity will include time in the clinic, research opportunities, as well as work with data, website updates, and social media. This is an amazing opportunity to receive unparalleled clinical mentorship and to meaningfully serve a struggling rural community.
To read more about Dr. Hodes and the myriad of media attention he’s received, visit his website, rickhodes.org.
You can also reach out to him directly for more information about this opportunity at email@example.com.