For Applicants

The application for Princeton in Asia's 2018-2019 fellowships has closed. We will open our application for the 2019-2020 PiA fellowships in August 2018. Please check back then to begin your application!

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). 

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NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Almaty

1 position in Almaty in the Admissions Office of the country’s leading business and economics university.


Teaching Fellowship in Bishkek

1-2 positions in Bishkek with an international liberal arts university that aims to educate future leaders in Central Asia.


NGO - Reproductive and Public Health Fellowship in Vientiane

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

Teaching Fellowship in Vientiane

1 position as a Teaching and IT Assistant at the national governing body for rugby union in Laos.

Teaching Fellowship in Vientiane

1 position at the premier institute for English language instruction in the country.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Nonghet

1 position with a leading Australian child rights NGO focusing on building English language and computer literacy of staff and key community partners and beneficiaries.

Business Fellowship in Vientiane

1 position working as a project manager at one of Lao's leading social enterprises.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Vientiane

1 position with a major international development organization working to address the needs of unexploded ordnance (UXO) accident survivors and their families.

Media Fellowship in Luang Prabang

1-2 positions with a leading Southeast Asian film festival, which is known for building relationships between the region’s industries and filmmakers and which has played a significant role in growing the film industry in Laos.

Macao S.A.R., China

Teaching Fellowship in Macau

2 positions in Macau working at the major university in their new residential college system.

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