Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) partners with NGOs and multilateral organizations and places highly qualified recent college graduates in year-long service fellowships with nonprofit, public service, humanitarian, and government organizations in Latin American and Caribbean. Placements emphasize the power of firsthand work experience to shape young people's attitudes and mobilize them to effect positive social change. PiLA enhances the mission of its partners by building their capacity to constructively impact the communities they serve, addressing the social, economic, and political barriers to egalitarian community development. Since 2003, PiLA has placed 360 fellows with partners in 20 countries throughout the region.

Eligibility

Application for PiLA fellowships in Latin America and the Caribbean is open to graduates of accredited U.S. and Canadian universities who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

Period of Study

PiLA placements are generally for 12 months (in a few cases, 10).

Award

Fellows are paid at the subsistence level, to cover housing, utilities, food, local work-related transport, and personal essentials. Fellows should expect to live modestly in local terms. All stakeholders (the fellow, the partner organization, and PiLA) invest in the cost of the fellowship. Fellows generally cover or find outside help to cover airfare and mandatory overseas insurance.

Application

Applications will be made available on the Princeton in Latin America website

Deadline(s)

Deadline information will be available on the Princeton in Latin America website soon. 

Details

Class Year

  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate
  • Post-baccalaureate

Discipline

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple

Language

  • English
  • Non English

Duration

  • Yearlong

Program Type

  • Post-Graduate
  • Professional
  • Public Service

Region

  • North America
  • South America

GWU Sponsored?

No

GWU Endorsement Required?

No