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Princeton in Latin America

September 22, 2016

Princeton in Latin America matches highly qualified recent graduates with partner nonprofits and NGOs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for a year of full-time service. Fellowship positions and organizational missions are highly varied, and thus applications from all academic disciplines are welcome.  In 2016-2017, 42 PiLA fellows are serving with 24 organizations in 13 countries around the region.
Important qualifications include academic excellence and polished English-writing skills; demonstrated commitment to community service at home, abroad or both; foreign-language fluency (Spanish, Portuguese and/or French); knowledge of or experience in the region, or both; leadership skills; interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity; the flexibility to live at a subsistence level and adapt successfully to shifting circumstances during the fellowship; and a commitment to PiLA’s mission that extends beyond the year of service.
Fellows receive a monthly stipend to cover subsistence costs, according to local standards.
A few examples of our fellowship opportunities:
  • Teaching sustainability or technology at a middle school in Uruguay
  • Monitoring and Evaluation for nonprofits in the DR and Guatemala
  • Grant writing work in Guatemala
  • External Relations Coordinator at a college in Bolivia
  • Finance team member for an impact investment organization in Nicaragua
  • Writing business plans for entrepreneurs in Chile, Argentina, and Mexico


Deadline: November 7, 2016

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