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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 https://www.peacecorps.gov/. 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 https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings/. 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 https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings/ Connect with your local recruiter to learn more about service and the application at https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/connect-with-a-recruiter/. After Volunteers Return Home Peace Corps service is a 27-month term. When Volunteers come back to the United States, they have developed and honed leadership, technical and cross-cultural skills that give them a competitive edge, returning from service as global citizens well-positioned for today’s diverse and rapidly changing job market. Upon completion of service, the Peace Corps provides each Volunteer with more than $10,000 (pre-tax) to help with the transition to life back home. This money is yours to use as you wish. The Peace Corps also works with numerous top graduate schools to offer fellowships to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Through these, tuition costs are steeply discounted or eliminated in return for community service internships. Explore Peace Corps benefits at https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/benefits/. Want some firsthand accounts of service? Find out more about the Peace Corps through our blog and social channels: Peace Corps Stories https://www.peacecorps.gov/stories/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/peacecorps Instagram https://www.instagram.com/peacecorps/ Twitter https://twitter.com/peacecorps Upcoming Virtual Events Tuesday, April 21, 4:00-5:00 PM EST The Latinx Experience: Language & Identity in Service https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/20_vrs_latinxpanel_online_20200421/ Friday, April 24, 4:00-5:00 PM EST Education Sector Information Session: https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/20_vrs_sectorspecificinfosessionenvironment_online_20200424/ Tuesday, April 28, 1:00-2:00 PM EST Resume Workshop https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/20_vrs_resumeworkshop_online_20200428/ Wednesday, May 6, 1:00-2:00 PM EST Serving in Sub-Saharan Africa https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/20_vrs_infosessionafrica_online_20200506/ Thursday, May 7, 1:00-2:00 PM EST Introduction to Peace Corps https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/20_vrs_introtopeacecorps_online_20200507/ Monday, May 11, 3:00-4:00 PM EST Application Workshop https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/20_vrs_appworkshop_online_20200511/ For a full list of upcoming events and office hours, visit: 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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What does the work life of a community health advisor in the Peace Corps look like?

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