Application Process: Timeline and Materials
INFORMATION SESSION FALL 2012 - Princeton University
Fall Semster: Princeton in Latin America will hold an information session in October each year and will also have a presence at various career fairs around campus. Additionally, we will hold informal talks by returning Fellows, who will be able to answer applicants’ questions about their experiences.
October: PiLA General Information Session is on October 2nd 2012 at 7.30 PM in Frist 307 (Princeton University). We will try to make this a Skype Conference for those far from campus. If you are at any school near(ish) to Princeton and would like to join this session, please do. We will also try to hold a session in DC. There may be an additional session in NYC, likely based at Columbia but open to all. We also hope to hold one at Northwestern and this will be run by a PiLA alumnus.
November 20th: Application Deadline.
January 10-13: On-campus interviews with PiLA selection committee. Finalists’ materials are forwarded to partner organizations.
February: Organizations may contact finalists for further interviews.
Notification of placements is rolling. Therefore, fellowship acceptances must be made within 3 days of your receipt of the offer from PiLA. If finalists cannot commit, alternates are contacted.
Mid-May: Required new fellow orientation held at Princeton.
June-September: New fellows leave for Latin America. Departure date is negotiable and is arranged in conjunction with partner organization.
Deadline for 2013-14 fellowships is November 20th 2012.
You are welcome to visit the PiLA office to ask any questions about the applications process, about what it means to be a PiLA fellow, and to find out more about the various positions.
The application consists of an essay, in which you should describe your Latin American experiences, interest in non-profit/service/public policy work, and why you are interested in spending a year in a Latin American country; a resume, a letter of recommendation (See Letter of Reference Guidelines), college transcripts, including semester abroad, and the application fee.
Click on this link for the Online Application submission
Click on this link for the Hard copy Application (to send via regular mail).
Click on this link for the Online Letter of Recommendation submission
Please make sure that you BOTH submit an online application AND an application through regular mail; we need a hard copy and electronic copy. Please have your letter writer submit a online letter of Recommendation AND send a hard copy of the letter through regular mail (unless s/he is abroad).
Please note that while we do not reject applicants who have little Spanish, our program, because of the work you will be doing, emphasizes solid language skills. However, our new Teaching positions do not require fluency; you should make note of your interest in those on the applications forms.