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The toughest job you'll ever love

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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer

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

Pros

Tremendous potential for personal and professional growth. There can be a lot of flexibility in the projects you are able to engage in during your service. NCE status for one year after you finish your service. International, cross-cultural, and language immersion experience, as well as the potential for leadership/capacity building/teaching experience.

Cons

The Peace Corps benefits innovative thinkers and self-starters most. Due to the diversity of each country/region/town placement, there is no blanket training that the country offices are able to provide that fully prepare you for a specific job or task. It is not a guarantee to be able to walk away from your volunteer experience with a lot of deliverables or concrete impact analysis.

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    "Life-changing experience. Highly recommended for those with interest"

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    Former Employee - Protected Areas Management Volunteer
    Former Employee - Protected Areas Management Volunteer

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

    Pros

    Deeper understanding of what normal life is in other countries than you can get in any development job
    Language training and exposure
    Great colleagues
    Peace Corps organized second year volunteers to be emotional support contacts for first years

    Cons

    No structure--everything depends on what the community wants to do, so sometimes you don't do much at all
    Technical training is only moderately useful
    Somewhat bureaucratic country office
    Isolation (for some placements)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More project management training would be very beneficial.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Peace Corps - Albania

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent international experience in a foreign country

    Cons

    Tough conditions in a foreign country

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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