How do PiA partnerships work?
In each PiA partnership, there are three stakeholders: Princeton in Asia, the partner organization in Asia, and the PiA fellow. Each of the three stakeholders is responsible for fulfilling their duties to ensure that the PiA fellowship is a meaningful and positive experience for everyone involved.
PiA is expected to:
- Recruit and evaluate candidates to fit partner organizations' criteria and needs.
- Conduct a rigorous selection process, including application screening, in-person interviews, and reference checks.
- Recommend candidate(s) and make a selection in collaboration with the partner organization.
- Provide intensive pre-departure training and orientation.
- Provide health and medical evacuation insurance.
- Offer 24 hour-support services and in-country safety advisors.
- Connect PiA fellows to the PiA alumni network during and post-fellowship.
- Conduct annual site visits to partner organizations.
- Provide professional development for fellows.
The partner organization is expected to:
- Provide meaningful work in a local (non-expatriate) work environment.
- Offer mentorship and professional development for the fellow over the course of the year.
- Procure the appropriate visa/working papers for the fellow.
- Supply a livable monthly stipend.
- Some partners may be asked to contribute to fellowship management costs with a yearly fee (determined on a case-by-case basis).
- Additional benefits, such as use of transportation, provision of ticket for home leave, language training, housing, vacation days, and stipend for telecommunications are at the discretion of the partner.
The PiA fellow is expected to:
- Cover the cost of airfare to and from their post country (financial aid is available from PiA as necessary).
- Make a one-year commitment at minimum (extension for a second year is possible).
- Arrange for proper immunizations and medical clearances.
- Be flexible, open-minded, and excited about engaging with a new culture and participating in a foreign work environment.