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 2019-2020 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 140 full-year fellowships in the following locations: Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Macau S.A.R., Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, 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). 

Before you begin your PiA application, please download the 2019-20 Application Guide and visit the Apply to PiA page. If you have questions, please see our FAQ section

The deadline to apply is November 2nd, 2018. Click here to start your application!

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NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Vientiane

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

Media Fellowship in Luang Prabang

1-2 positions in Luang Prabang 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 a major university. Macau offers more than just casinos - there are seaside villages, old Portuguese-style streets, and a cute cafe scene.


Teaching Fellowship in Penang

2 positions in Penang at a national science university. The English department is comprised of a very diverse staff and a welcoming environment.


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 Ulaan Baatar

2 positions in Ulaanbaatar as analysts in the eco-banking department of a leading financial institution in Mongolia.

Teaching Fellowship in Ulaan Baatar

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

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 and trainings for rural farmers 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.

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