What are the eligibility guidelines? Must I be a Princeton graduate? Is there an age limit for applicants?

Application is open to all graduating seniors and young alumni of North American universities who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. International (not U.S. citizens or permanent residents) applicants who are graduates of North American universities should contact PiLA at applications@pila-princeton.org for more information about eligibility. Limited opportunities are available to international students.

You do not need to be a graduate of Princeton University. PiLA rarely considers applicants who are more than five years past the bachelor's degree. Individuals with graduate or professional degrees or postgraduate work experience are welcome to apply.

Prospective applicants who intend to apply to medical, dental, veterinary or law school during the service year should understand that PiLA placements are full-time commitments. Under the terms and conditions of PiLA placement, it is not possible to take time away to return to the U.S. for admissions interviews or tests such as the MCAT or LSAT, nor would fellows have sufficient time to prepare for such examinations. Therefore, placement as a PiLA fellow is not possible for applicants who intend to apply to medical, dental, veterinary or law school during the placement year.