Peace Corps
4.2 of 5 312 reviews
www.peacecorps.gov Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees
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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

Great opportunity to make a difference and learn about the world

 Former Secondary Education Volunteer in Cyangugu (Rwanda)

Pros: Excellent language training. A good springboard for work in international development. It will change the way you see the world. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Cotonou (Benin) Aug 2010 Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interview Details Cumbersome. The process takes about a year from start to finish. You have to fill out a lot of paperwork and be very flexible, as you most likely won't be offered your first choice in terms of job location. The interview is pretty harmless, but you do need to emphasize the fact that you have an…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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