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.
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
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).