Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, affiliated with but not funded by Princeton University. PiLA has partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community, government and multilateral organizations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean that seek highly qualified recent college graduates who take up full-year service fellowships in development work. PiLA fellowships offer formative field experience to those interested in working with community oriented organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean and those who are eager to pursue careers in international development. Currently, some 50 diverse placements exist in 15 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. PiLA’s goal is to double the number of PiLA placements by 2020. By “paying it forward,” former fellows represent an important source of financial support and early career advising for future fellows.
Specific Eligibility Criteria
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is open to graduating seniors and young alumni of North American universities who are U.S. citizens or who are classified as resident aliens for U.S. immigration and tax purposes. You do not need to be a graduate of Princeton University. PiLA rarely considers applicants who are more than five years past the bachelor degree; individuals with graduate degrees and postgraduate work experience are welcome to apply.