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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Teaching Fellowship in Dalian

2 positions at a major science university in Liaoning Province.

Teaching Fellowship in Shihezi

3 positions located two hours outside of Urumqi in Xinjiang province.

Teaching Fellowship in Shanghai

2-3 positions as an international teaching assistant at a bilingual boarding school outside of Shanghai.

Business Fellowship in Beijing

1 position as a project officer in an established microfinance consulting NGO.

Business Fellowship in Xizhou

1 position working with a boutique hotel in rural China that aims to connect tourists with the local community.

NGO - Environmental Fellowship in Beijing

1 position with a local Chinese environmental NGO based in Beijing.

Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Media Fellowship in Hong Kong

1 position with a leading Asian foreign affairs publication.

Media Fellowship in Hong Kong

1 position working at a regional business council with an active research program.

Business Fellowship in Hong Kong

1-2 paralegal positions wokring for a major American law firm with a renowned Asia practice.

Teaching Fellowship in Hong Kong

2 positions in English language instruction at a small college in Hong Kong

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