PiLA has decided to cancel the 2022-2023 program and all related placement processes. Read more at this link for COVID-19 Information and Updates.

Application period: September 2023 to November 2023 [TBA]

Eligibility requirements:

• U.S. citizens, permanent residents, holders of valid U.S. student visas
• seniors and young alumni
• basic knowledge of host country language *

* Most positions require some knowledge of the regional language (Spanish, Portuguese, French).

Award summary and conditions: Princeton in Latin America partners with non-governmental organizations and community, governmental and multilateral organizations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Fellows commit to a full-year service fellowship with PiLA partners. PiLA fellowships are paid positions. Fellows receive a monthly stipend from PiLA or the partner organization, or a combination of the two. Stipends cover housing, food, and local transportation.

Fellows are expected to cover:

• application fee
• fellowship placement fee, payable on acceptance of fellowship ($500)
• transportation expenses to/from Princeton, N.J. for orientation (June)
• medical and emergency evacuation insurance
• visa fees
• round-trip airfare to/from Latin America

Note: PiLA will work with all fellows to arrange student loan deferrals and health insurance, and to obtain any necessary visas.

Application process:

Application requirements:

• transcript (s) scanned
• letters of recommendation (2): one academic/professional and one language assessment
• essays (3)
• curriculum vitae

Faculty representative: Dr. Jess Hernandez