What constitutes a successful application?

There is no set formula. PiLA assesses academic performance; professional recommendations; foreign-language proficiency; domestic and overseas study, service, work and travel experience; evidence of cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity; and an abiding commitment to service. Some fellows have completed a graduate degree or have postgraduate experience in the private, public or nonprofit sectors (e.g., Fulbright, Peace Corps, American Jewish World Service, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, AmeriCorps VISTA, Teach for America).

For the required résumé, we suggest following the general format used in the sample document located here: https://www.pila-princeton.org/model-r%C3%A9sum%C3%A9-0