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Peace Corps

About Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. The Peace Corps two-year program is often called life-defining by the more than 220,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development. Peace Corps service can be the first step toward a career or the continuation of a life's work. Sharpen your skills in a field you've always loved, or challenge yourself with a new opportunity. Volunteers go to work every day excited by the opportunity to make change. Volunteers work in Education, Health, Community Economic Development (Business), Environment, Agriculture and Youth Development. The Peace Corps provides each Volunteer with housing and a living stipend that enables them to live in a manner similar to people in their community of service. Unlike other international volunteer programs, there is no charge to participate in the Peace Corps. There is no application fee, although costs may only be partially covered for required medical examinations during the application process. Upon completion of two years of service, the Peace Corps provides each Volunteer with more than $8,000 (pre-tax) to help with the transition to life back home. This money is yours to use as you wish. The Peace Corps also offers a myriad of graduate level fellowships to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Tuition costs are steeply discounted or eliminated in return for community service internships. Over 200 graduate schools participate in this program across all six sectors: health, education, environment, agriculture, community economic development, and youth development. Interested candidates are encouraged to connect with a Peace Corps recruiter via this link: https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/connect-with-a-recruiter/ Check out upcoming virtual or in-person events via this link: https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/

Reviews

Fundraising Intern

July 2019 - August 2019 Washington, DC
“My experience at the Peace Corps was exemplary! My supervisor was a fantastic mentor who ensured that interns could maximize their experience. It was overall a great learning experience. ”

Overseas Staff Training Intern

July 2019 - August 2019 Washington, DC
“It was amazing being able to contribute to a government agency that sustainably creates meaningful change within communities around the world through partnerships with highly-skilled local staff. I was able to engage in work that directly impacted individuals in the field—such as supporting food security in Benin and environmental security in Senegal. As I am motivated by my desire to be a positive difference in the world, Peace Corps allowed me to continue to do just that and more! Also, the environment at PCHQ was very relaxed - we had a meditation room in the office & there were always events for group workouts or social outings like karaoke! ”
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Questions & Answers

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How do I prepare for an interview for a Community Health Volunteer position at Peace Corps?

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