Peace Corps Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2015
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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    Was very laborious when I applied in 2007, but now it is automated and waaaaaaay easier. I believe now you can select where you want to serve and what type of project you are interested in.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask a lot of personal questions - relationship, drug/alcohol use, etc.   Answer Question
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    Program Support Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    It was a one time panel interview with three interviewers. Standard interview questions (tell us about yourself, describe a time when you provided customer service over the phone, describe data entry experience), then we did a role play. For the role play they gave specific company policy quickly and the interviewee had to role play a helpful employee discussing a policy with an irritated customer. After that, there was an editing quiz. The interviewee had to find all of the mistakes on a sheet of paper, and then present the mistakes.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you had a conflict at work, and how you handled it.   Answer Question
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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    online application, interview with recruiter who nominates you, extensive medical process, after completion you will get a invitation to a country. (this process has recently changed, you also now get to chose possible countries you want to go to)

    Interview Questions

    • What is a cultural difference you've experienced while living in the States?   Answer Question
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    Peace Corps Volunter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Submit an application and go through a long and tedious interview and placement process. Hope and pray that you pass the medical tests and 6 months to years later you may actually be sent an invitation to serve

    Negotiation

    Nonexistent

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    Community Health Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 9+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    Basic standard questions about past international experiences, educational background, interpersonal skills, and scenarios you would encounter at your site. Very much a conversation and the recruiter does a great job easing you into the convo.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with conflicts that may arise in your organization i.e. witnessing corruption or theft within the staff?   Answer Question
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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very Standard interviewed was reading right from a list of questions and typing my answers as I went - which was very distracting at times It took about 4 months from the time my application was submitted to when I was finally interviewed

    Interview Questions

    • Most stressed period in your life and how you coped with it   Answer Question
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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 9+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    I recommend starting the application process 6-12 months before you intend to serve. The process is lengthy due to the extensive medical and background check. Once you pass the medical/background portion you will be contacted for an interview. The interview is typically done in person, however, mine was done via Skype. My interview lasted 2 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your coping mechanisms?   Answer Question
    • How would you feel about living and working in a culture where men and women are not treated as equals?   Answer Question
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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    It is a complicated application with many essays followed by an in person interview and finally you need to pass medical test which can be difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have experience living or working with different cultures? Please describe. How do you handle conflict. Describe a time.   Answer Question
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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Madison, WI) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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 by googling "peace corps" interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had trouble following a rule.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in March 2014.

    Interview

    After submitting a resume through my school, I was contacted by email for a phone/skype interview. We spoke on the phone for approximately 30 minutes, maybe a bit longer. Great interviewers, very friendly, also asked quality questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What sort of research experience you have, both quant and qual?   Answer Question

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