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 2018-2019 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 135 full-year fellowships in the following locations: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste 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 piaapps@princeton.edu for this log-in information). 

If you have questions, please see our FAQ section

The application for Princeton in Asia's 2018-2019 fellowships has closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted an application!

Princeton University Undergraduates: Princeton in Asia's 2018 Summer Internship application is OPEN.

All interested applicants may apply here. Please note that PiA's summer internships are only open to current Princeton University students. The application deadline is December 6th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

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Cambodia

Media Fellowship in Phnom Penh

2 positions in Phnom Penh as staff writers with one of the top independent daily newspapers in Cambodia.
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NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Phnom Penh

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

1 position outside of Phnom Penh teaching at a cutting edge non-profit school.
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China

NGO - Environmental Fellowship in Beijing

3-4 positions in Beijing working on legal reform, sustainable urbanization, and energy issues with a leading US-based environmental NGO.
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NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Beijing

1 position in Beijing 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 in Beijing at a university specializing in international affairs.
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Teaching Fellowship in Jishou

2 positions in Jishou at a teachers college in a beautiful area in western Hunan Province.
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Teaching Fellowship in Wuhan

2 positions in Wuhan at a science and technology university in the provincial capital of Hubei.
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Teaching Fellowship in Shenyang

2 positions in Shenyang at a large regional university.
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