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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NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Yangon

2 positions with a non-profit lab that creates money-making products for rural villagers.

Business Fellowship in Yangon

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

Teaching Fellowship in Yangon

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

NGO - Reproductive and Public Health Fellowship in Yangon

1 position in Yangon with a major NGO specializing in malaria-elimination, AIDS prevention and family planning.


Teaching Fellowship in Kathmandu

2 positions working with a top co-educational day school and its affiliated foundation in Kathmandu.

NGO - Environmental Fellowship in Kathmandu

1 position in Kathmandu with a large NGO engaged in improving life in Nepal through management of water resources.

NGO - Reproductive and Public Health Fellowship in Kathmandu

1 position in Kathmandu with the regional team of a major NGO specializing in malaria-elimination, AIDS prevention and family planning.


Business Fellowship in Manila

1 position at the Hinrich Foundation, which aims to advance international development through export-led job creation, international trade policy research and trade-related education and training.


Teaching Fellowship in Singapore

4-8 positions at a Polytechnic (similar to a community college).

Business Fellowship in Singapore

1 position at a new independent economic think tank in Singapore, analyzing broad trends in Asian demographics, health, and economics.

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