Application Period

The application period for for the 2016–17 fellowship placements has closed. No late applications can be accepted. The application will re-open for the 2017-2018 fellowship year in Fall 2016.

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, incidental personal expenses, and a $500 placement fee.

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 and placement 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 February. Finalists have 5 business days 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 of $500 (see Financial Considerations, above).

APPLY: PiLA Application Portal