About Princeton in Latin America (PiLA)

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) was established in 2002 by an enthusiastic group of Princeton students, alumni, staff, and faculty as an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening in the Americas the fulfillment of the University's motto, "Princeton in the nation's service, and in the service of all nations."

PiLA matches partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities throughout the region.

Since its inception, PiLA has placed 280 fellows with partners in 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. PiLA seeks to have a constructive, measurable impact on its partner organizations and on the communities they serve, as well as on PiLA fellows themselves.