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 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 February 28th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST

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Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Business Fellowship in Hong Kong

1 position as a paralegal at a major American law firm with a renowned Asia practice.

Teaching Fellowship in Hong Kong

2 positions in the New Territories of Hong Kong at an education university.


Business Fellowship in Jakarta

1 position in the Jakarta office of a consulting firm specializing in political risk analysis, public policy, and government relations in Southeast Asia.


Teaching Fellowship in Kurashiki

1 position in Kurashiki at a private Catholic girls’ junior high/high school in a regional city with easy access to Osaka.

Teaching Fellowship in Yakage

2 positions in Yakage working with kindergartens and elementary schools administered by the Yakage town council.

Teaching Fellowship in Tokyo

1 position in Tokyo teaching at a family-owned Buddhist kindergarten.

Teaching Fellowship in Chiba

1 position in Chiba at a group of family-owned pre-school and elementary schools in a suburb of Tokyo.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Tokyo

1 position in Tokyo working for a Japanese charitable organization that serves children from around the world who have lost one or both parents.

Teaching Fellowship in Yamaguchi

1 position in Yamaguchi as a teacher at a national university.


Teaching Fellowship in Almaty

4 positions in Almaty at the country’s leading business and economics university, which offers BA and MBA/MPA programs.

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