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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Teaching Fellowship in Penang

2 positions in Penang at a national science university.


Business Fellowship in Ulaan Baatar

1 position as an analyst at a leading financial institution devoted to promoting clean energies through micro-lending.

Teaching Fellowship in Ulaan Baatar

1 position in Ulaanbaatar with a leading university for Finance and Economics.

Business Fellowship in Ulaanbaatar

1 position at a premier professional services firm.

Business Fellowship in Ulaanbaatar

1 position in Ulaanbaatar working for the leading investment bank in Mongolia that encourages investment in Mongolian-owned companies.

Business Fellowship in Ulaanbaatar

1 position in Ulaanbaatar as an analyst in the eco-banking department of a leading financial institution in Mongolia.

Teaching Fellowship in Ulaanbaatar

2 positions in Ulaanbaatar teaching at an independent K-12 school, founded in 2008 and with a student population of 400.


NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Yangon

2-3 positions in Yangon with a non-profit lab that creates money-making products for rural communities at a price which they can afford.

Business Fellowship in Yangon

1 position in Yangon at a consulting firm specializing in political risk analysis, public policy, and government relations in Southeast Asia.

Teaching Fellowship in Yangon

1 position in Yangon at a Buddhist nunnery, with the mission of providing intensive English education for nuns who are experts in Buddhism so that they can teach and continue studying abroad.

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