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I worked at Peace Corps full-timeRecommendsRecommends
Flexibility, Can choose your work and schedule, Learn new language and culture, employment opportunities and chances to pay off student loans
Can be very diplomatic, the process to get things done can be very long, sometimes you have little input to what you get to do
Advice to Management
Work closer with volunteers to understand how to serve them to carry out their projects. Offer more advice on how to accomplish projects and allow colabortation
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Peace Corps (New York, NY).
I was interviewed as part of a couple so this may be different than other people's experiences. I was interviewed initially for 2 hours and then my partner was interviewed for 2 hours and we were interviewed for about 1 hour together.
Overall the experience was pretty average in that they asked questions and we answered. The best part of the process, though, was talking to the recruiter about her experience as a volunteer. She shared with us about her time in Africa and was very candid about how challenging her experience was. I think most interviewers are returned volunteers so that helps.
- Why Peace Corps? Answer Question
- What would you do if something happened to your partner and they needed to leave the country? Answer Question
- How would you feel about working with people who were very different than you? Answer Question
- Would you be comfortable working with people who have different values than you? Answer Question
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...