Princeton in Asia, Africa, and Latin America Fellowship Programs
Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with and located on-campus at Princeton University. Founded by Princeton students in 1898, the program fosters mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia through immersive work fellowships in host organizations and communities. PiA aims to contribute to building a world where individuals share a mutual appreciation and respect for the diversity of cultures and perspectives and cultivates life-long bridges to Asia. The fellowship program offers Fellows a change in perspective, a job that matters and a community for life.
Costs: There is no cost to submit an application for a PiA fellowship, but fellows should plan to cover the following pre-departure expenses: vaccination and pre-departure health expenses, round-trip transportation to Asia for most positions. Travel grants are offered by application.
For further information on eligibility and the application process, visit http://piaweb.princeton.edu/.
2023-2024 applications are now open and are due November 1st, 2022 at 3pm EST. Check out the PiA application guide here, but please note that the CRF does not provide direct advising for the Princeton fellowship programs.
Check out the CRF’s Asia Opportunities Guide to learn about other fellowships in Asia.
The Princeton in Africa (PiAf) program was established in 1999 and places approximately 46 fellows into 34 African countries for a year of service. The programs are dedicated mostly to the advancement of Africa, but also represent sectors such as agriculture & nutrition, environment & conservation, education, health & humanitarian aid and social entrepreneurship. For further information on eligibility and the application process, visit https://www.princetoninafrica.org/applicants/for-our-applicants/.
2023-2024 applications are now open and are due October 26th, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Costs: No application fee, but upon acceptance, a $350 placement fee is required. Fellows cover their own airfare.
The Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) program is a non-profit that pairs young professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work with non-profits throughout Latin America. The youngest of the service fellowship programs associated with Princeton, PiLA was established in 2002 and is now sending upwards of 30 fellows to Latin America yearly. Sectors such as microfinance & entrepreneurship, conservation, human rights, and women’s and children’s health are represented, just to name a few. For further information on eligibility and the application process, visit http://www.princeton.edu/~pila/.
Costs: Note that PiLA charges a $100 application fee and, upon acceptance, a $500 placement fee. Fellows cover their own airfare.
Please note that the CRF does not offer advising on these fellowships.
Students considering these programs might also consider apply for a Fulbright Fellowship.