Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America

About the 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.

PiLA fellows come from many fields of study, including international relations, public policy, economics, law, engineering, the sciences, pre-medicine, journalism, social sciences, foreign languages and literatures, the arts, and the humanities. Fellows include first- and second-generation immigrants, as well as those native to the region who wish to return to engage in a year of meaningful social service in the NGO and multilateral sector.

Location of award, if applicable: Latin America

Eligible applicants:

– Application is open to all graduating seniors and recent alumni in all disciplines
– U.S. citizens or permanent residents. However, there are limited opportunities available to international students (contact PiLA at applications@pila-princeton.org for more information about eligibility).
– Working knowledge of the target language (Spanish, Portuguese or French) is necessary. French may also be helpful in countries such as the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
– an academic grounding in the region’s culture, history, society, economics, and politics
– record of volunteerism and service

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The Princeton in Latin America application process:

Start by reviewing the scholarship website for details on eligibility and other requirements to determine whether it is a good fit for your academic and career goals.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your plans to apply.

Applications open in September.

Application components include:
– complete online application form
– Resume
– transcript(s)
– one recommendation letter
– an application fee of $100

The deadline for applying is in late October.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email:  cfsa@syr.edu More Information:  https://pila-princeton.org/

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