Who is PiA?
For over a century, Princeton in Asia (PiA) has been fostering mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives and cultivate long-lasting friendships. We work with organizations in the fields of education, international development, environmental advocacy, technology, engineering, journalism, and business. We believe that young, talented graduates are the United States’ best ambassadors, and giving them the opportunity to live and work in Asia is an investment in educating future leaders and addressing profound needs in Asia.
PiA sponsors 150 fellowships and internships in 20 countries, with a staff of six professionals and an annual operating budget of approximately $900,000. Fellows are drawn from over 70 U.S. colleges and universities. PiA is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a notably engaged Board of Trustees, and an active base of alumni and friends numbering over 4,000.
Who are our partners?
PiA has traditionally been known for our long-term commitment to Asia and for serving the needs of Asia, as defined by communities in Asia and our institutional partners there. In the last decade, we have significantly increased our service-oriented fellowships, partnering with local and international NGOs in the healthcare, populations services and environmental sectors and working with harder-to-reach, rural populations. We seek to supply organizations in Asia with "venture talent" – talented recent college graduates who are interested in a professional and cultural immersion experience in Asia. As a result, we seek partnerships with institutions that are dedicated to serving the needs of communities in Asia and who see the value in the PiA mission of providing a young person with a challenging, transformative professional and personal experience and an opportunity for cultural immersion. Fellowships should offer meaningful work, an appropriate work-life balance, a work environment with local colleagues, and opportunities for cultural exploration.