Africa Business & Social Change Fellowship


The Africa Business & Social Change (ABSC) Fellowship is a 12-month intensive team experience providing remote support to local African organizations (with international travel)

  • Work virtually/remotely and earn up to 3 opportunities to travel to Africa within 1 calendar year
  • Choose from 5 fellowship themes:
    1) Social Media/Marketing;
    2) Proposal Writing/Grant Writing
    3) Business Development/Sales
    4) Tutoring/Outreach Programs
    5) Research, Analysis & Evaluation
  • Hone your international development skills
  • Travel to diverse geographical regions in Africa
  • Attend conferences and professional development seminars

Application Requirements

  • Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degree holders from internationally recognized universities
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience – this is a non-negotiable requirement


  • Final Deadline: March 31st, 2020
  • Application Process:
    • Stage 1: Complete application form to submit CV and Cover Letter by March 31st, 2020
    • Stage 2: Shortlisted Applicants are interviewed and submit practical skills assessments in April 2020
    • Stage 3: Final Announcement and Confirmation of Roles in May 2020
    • Stage 4: Fellowship begins in June/July 2020
  • Early applications highly welcomed and highly considered
  • Final Fellowship Decision Announcement/Notification: May 1

Application Instructions:
Complete the 2020-2021 ABSC Fellowship Application Form: [insert hyperlink]
For questions, email:


Current Fellows



Africa Business and Social Change Fellow

Esinam Yevu has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ashesi University. Having studied abroad at Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College and University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Business School), her interests span the fields of education, health and international relations. Nigeria, Liberia and Sudan are the countries she has had the privilege of working in aside Ghana. Her long-term goal is to channel her skills towards public-private sector initiatives that bring value to communities on the African continent. Esinam is an avid reader who also loves to swim.



Africa Business and Social Change Fellow

Cara Vetsch received her Bachelor’s Degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA, majoring in both Government and Applied Mathematics. She has worked across a broad variety of sectors, ranging from cybersecurity to women’s empowerment to international development. She has experience in geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, and is competent in a variety of programming languages. Previously, she conducted research on extracting indicators from a large corpus of international development program evaluations, as well as utilizing textual analysis software to analyze media coverage of migrant groups. She has experience working in Kenya, Denmark, and Sudan, and enjoys reading and doing yoga in her free time.



Africa Business and Social Change Fellow

Christiana Pierre-Paul has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in International Relations from American University. She is passionate about international development within the African continent. Throughout her experience working at diverse international organizations, such as US African Development Foundation, Corporate Council on Africa, and The Whitaker Group, she has gained exposure to the various ways development can be achieved on the continent. Particularly, she is interested in encouraging investment in youth entrepreneurship in Africa, as she believes it can foster innovation, human capital, and long term growth for the continent. In her free time, Christiana enjoys photography, traveling, and learning about the universe.



Africa Business and Social Change Fellow

Davelle Heath Jr. has a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a Certificate in Peace, Justice, and Conflict transformation from the University of Louisville. Davelle also has a master’s in Public Health from Morehouse School of Medicine. Davelle is passionate about social justice and social change. He has conducted research with the United States Army, North Carolina Central University, and Morehouse School of Medicine. Davelle has a strong interest in linking the bridge between health and communications through marketing practices. In his free time, Davelle enjoys writing poetry, kickboxing, and binge-watching television shows.

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