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.
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
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.