Peace Corps

About Peace Corps

Work for the World In the Peace Corps, we take a different approach to making a difference. Our Volunteers are inspired by impact that is hands-on, grassroots-driven, and lasting. By immersing ourselves in communities abroad, the Peace Corps works side-by-side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. From leading health campaigns to boosting local entrepreneurship to teaching digital literacy, the Peace Corps offers a range of opportunities for our Volunteers to take on new challenges. Are you ready to work for the world? Find your new path at Opportunities 240,000. Since the Peace Corps began in 1961, that’s the number of Volunteers who have created change in more than 140 countries. That’s also thousands of lives impacted, and not only those within host communities, but those of the Volunteers themselves, who are able to explore their passions and share their talents. In this way, Peace Corps service can be the first step toward a career or the continuation of a life’s work. Opportunities span six different general specialties, including education, health, community economic development (business), environment, agriculture, and youth in development. Learn about current opportunities at Want to apply? Search through Peace Corps' current openings and apply to the one that best suits your skills and interest, or apply to where you’re needed most and we’ll select the positions that best matches your skills. View current opportunities at Connect with your local recruiter to learn more about service and the application at


Administrative Intern

April 2018 - August 2018 Washington, DC
“The exposure to the international community and international legal issues were applicable to my major as well as my area of professional interest. ”

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. ”
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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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What does the work life of a community health advisor in the Peace Corps look like?

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