Application Period

Applications for 2016–17 fellowship placements will open on 14 September 2015; the application deadline is 2 November 2015 at 11:59 PM EST (note the time zone). No late applications can be accepted.

Financial Considerations

PiLA fellowship stipends cover basic subsistence needs during the period of overseas service; fellows are expected to cover costs of international travel, mandatory medical-accident-emergency evacuation insurance, visas, and incidental personal expenses.

Applicants who are on federal financial aid and those currently currently working full-time with VISTA-Americorps, Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteers, or analogous voluntary social-service organizations should contact PiLA regarding possible eligibillity for a reduced application fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Kindly read the FAQs before contacting PiLA; if your questions are not addressed there, given the volume of inquiries, contact PiLA via email rather than by telephone.

Fellowship Offers

PiLA's partner organizations interview finalists and make final decisions regarding placement offers, which are extended on a rolling basis beginning in late February. Finalists have 72 hours in which to accept or decline a fellowship offer, thereby enabling partner organizations to move quickly to the next qualified candidate on their list. Finalists confirm acceptance of their offer by remitting a non-refundable placement fee.

APPLY: PiLA Application Portal