Peace Corps
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In an unplanned campaign speech in 1960, John F. Kennedy challenged a group of college students to devote two years of their lives to helping people in other countries. With those words, the idea of the Peace Corps was born. In March 1961, President Kennedy signed an order establishing the agency, the purpose of which is to supply skilled workers to developing countries and to foster understanding between Americans and the rest of the world. Since its start, the Peace Corps has sent about 200,000 volunteers into nearly 140 countries to (among other things) teach in...More

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Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Acting Director

The toughest job that you'll be too embarrassed to admit you hate.

 Former PCV in Nairobi (Kenya)

Pros: Fantastic experience, graduate degree fellowships, language skills, life time friends. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Madison, WI (US) Mar 2014 Reviewed yesterday New

Interview Details The application was extensive but could be completed fairly easily online, then was contacted by a recruiter for a 15 min phone conversation. Then there was the interview which lasted 1.5 hours. It was very friendly and was more like a conversation. Be sure to prepare for the in-person interview…Full Interview

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Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the West, Latinos For Hire, 2012
Top Master's Employers, CollegeGrad, 2008

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