For Applicants

Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization located at Princeton University. Founded by students in 1898, the program has long been driven by a mission to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives and cultivate long-lasting friendships. It is PiA’s vision that through extended exposure to Asian workplaces and cultures, fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for and engagement in this part of the world. We like to think of PiA as “a change in perspective, a job that matters, an experience of a lifetime.”

For the 2015-2016 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 135 full-year fellowships in the following countries: Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. New positions in other countries are always in development and may also be available. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.

More information about specific countries and fellowships is available below. Applicants may also view past fellow reports with more detailed information about specific fellowships (please email piaapps@princeton.edu to obtain the login information).

If you have questions, please see our FAQ section or feel free to contact the PiA office. To apply to PiA, please read the Application Process page, and download the application.

 For application questions, please contact us at piaapps@princeton.edu.

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Cambodia

NGO - Democracy-Building and Post-Conflict Reconciliation Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position with an international non-profit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy.
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Media Fellowship in Phnom Penh

2 positions as staff writers with Phnom Penh’s well-known and highly regarded independent newspaper.
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Teaching Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position in the English Language Support Unit at the only national, public university in Cambodia.
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Business Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position working with the oldest microfinance organization operating in Cambodia.
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NGO - Reproductive and Public Health Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position with a major NGO specializing in AIDS prevention and family planning.
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China

NGO - Environmental Fellowship in Beijing

2-3 positions working on legal reform for environmental NGOs and energy issues.
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NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Hangzhou

1 position with a small NGO providing experiential education to youth in China, and addressing issues of leadership and global citizenship.
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Teaching Fellowship in Beijing

3-4 positions at the leading international affairs university in Beijing.
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Teaching Fellowship in Guangzhou

2 positions at one of the top high schools in Guangdong Province.
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Teaching Fellowship in Jishou

2 positions at a teacher's college in a relatively remote part of Hunan Province.
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