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Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
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    An open door to test yourself in a foreign working environment - it's up to you to make the most of it.

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Parakou (Benin)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Parakou (Benin)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    PC provides good language training to give you the basics before you start in your village. However it'll take extra motivation to master the language on-site, especially if it's a local dialect (not French, Spanish or other common languages). Peace Corps provides the framework for to immerse yourself in a meaningful way, but they won't hold your hand. It requires your own motivation to develop a product that truly has an impact.

    Cons

    PC does not hold volunteers to a particularly high standard. Exceptional Peace Corps experiences come to highly motivated volunteers, but Peace Corps will not push you. You can stay in your hut and read War and Peace, or you can struggle to change the world. It's up to you, both are worthy experiences.

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Peace Corps Interviews

Updated 10 Nov, 2014
Updated 10 Nov, 2014

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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

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    I applied online. The process took a year or moreinterviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview Details

    Intense. Starts with a written application. Some applicants get phone interviews. Then an in person interview while the interviewer writes every word you say (be prepared to dictate your thoughts.) Strict health review. If you're an interesting, healthy person you have nothing to worry about during the interview.

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    Here's a contract. You game?
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Peace Corps Awards and Accolades

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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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Website www.peacecorps.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1961
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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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