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 the service of humanity."

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 pursuing year-long service fellowship opportunities throughout the region.

Since its inception, PiLA has placed 320 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.