5 - Senior, 6 - Graduate Student, Post graduate/Alum
Twelve month experience
Apartment (alone), Apartment (Shared), Guesthouse
Duration of Program:
15 or more weeks
Thank you for your interest in Princeton in Latin America (PiLA)!
Before contacting PiLA, consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as posted on our web site: pila-princeton.org. Should you not find an answer to your question there, kindly direct all application-related questions VIA EMAIL to applications [at] pila-princeton.org. Kindly do not call PiLA with general questions about program details or the application process, as we are unable to respond via telephone.
Princeton in Latin America was founded by an enthusiastic group of Princeton students, alumni, staff, and faculty as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to actualizing in the Americas the University's motto, "Princeton in the nation's service and the service of humanity." While based at Princeton University, PiLA raises all its operating funds independently, and receives no financial assistance from the University. PiLA accepts applications from graduates of all accredited North American universities, regardless of applicant nationality; however, only certain of PiLA's partner organizations are able to host non-US citizens as fellows.
PiLA matches partner NGOs engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent graduates of accredited North American colleges and universities who seek year-long service fellowship opportunities throughout the region. Since 2003–2004, some 400 fellows have served with PiLA's partners around Latin America and the Caribbean.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have strong foreign-language (Spanish, Portuguese) and English competency; an academic grounding in the region's culture, history, society, economics and politics; and a sustained record of volunteerism and community service, whether domestic (e.g., work with Latin American immigrant communities in the United States), in the region, or both. Prior field experience in the region is not required, but evidence of sustained prior engagement with and knowledge of the region's issues and peoples is imperative.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ABILITY: For questions regarding required foreign-language recommendations (e.g., if you are a native speaker, if you speak both Spanish and Portuguese, or if you speak both Spanish and Haitian Creole), send an email to applications [at] pila-princeton.org.