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!

10.16.2018 Update: Some browsers are having issues with the Letter of Recommendation Upload link in our Application Guide. The correct link is:

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NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position in Phnom Penh working as a program manager at a leading social enterprise that provides job skills and trains employees from underserved populations to produce IT projects for international clients.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position in Phnom Penh with the regional office of an international children's development organization whose mission is to promote children's rights and sustainable community development.

Teaching Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1-2 positions outside Phnom Penh teaching at a cutting edge non-profit K-12 school serving high-potential, economically disadvantaged students through an academic program based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).

NGO - Reproductive and Public Health Fellowship in Phnom Penh

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


NGO - Environmental Fellowship in Beijing

3-4 positions in Beijing working on legal reform, sustainable urbanization, and energy issues with a leading US-based environmental NGO.

Teaching Fellowship in Beijing

3-4 positions in Beijing at a university specializing in international affairs. Located in China’s political hub, this post is perfect for someone looking to develop their understanding of China’s policies.

Teaching Fellowship in Jishou

2 positions in Jishou at a teachers college in a beautiful area in western Hunan Province.

Teaching Fellowship in Wuhan

2 positions in Wuhan at a science and technology university in the provincial capital of Hubei.

Teaching Fellowship in Shenyang

2 positions in Shenyang at a large regional university.

Teaching Fellowship in Dalian

2 positions in Dalian at a major science university. With its clean environment and small foreign community, Dalian is probably one of the most livable cities in China.

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