For Applicants

Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization affiliated with and located on campus 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, cultivate long-lasting friendships and benefit local and global communities. 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, as well as a commitment to contributing to the communities of which they find themselves a part after PiA. We like to think of PiA as “a change in perspective, a job that matters, a community for life.”

For the 2017-2018 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 130 full-year fellowships in the following locations: Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Princeton in Asia Fellows teach in kindergartens, secondary schools, polytechnics and universities; they work with international and local nonprofits as well as some of Asia’s most innovative businesses and social enterprises; they write for newspapers and create content for news platforms with an international reach. Due to the size and diversity of the positions available, we encourage applicants of all disciplines and backgrounds to apply.

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 contact for this log-in information). 

If you have questions, please see our FAQ section

The application for the 2017-2018 fellowship cycle is now closed. We will open the application for the 2018-2019 cycle in August 2017. 

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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.

Business Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position working with the oldest microfinance organization operating in Cambodia.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position with the regional office of an international children's development organization whose mission is to promote children's rights and sustainable community development.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position working in new services development at one of Cambodia's leading social enterprises.


NGO - Environmental Fellowship in Beijing

2-3 positions working on legal reform for environmental NGOs and energy issues.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Beijing

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

Teaching Fellowship in Beijing

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

Teaching Fellowship in Jishou

2 positions at a teacher's college in a small city in Xiangxi Autonomous Region, Hunan Province.

Teaching Fellowship in Wuhan

2 positions at a polytechnic university in the provincial capital of Hubei.

Teaching Fellowship in Shenyang

2 positions at a major science university in Liaoning Province.

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