Peace Corps

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Life-changing

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Peace Corps

Pros

What other company will pay you to follow your passion abroad? Support from the company is incomparable.

Cons

Application process can take up to a year or even more, files get lost, you think you've been forgotten, etc.

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    Utterly Lacking in Substance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Country Desk Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Country Desk Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Peace Corps as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It paid $10/hour as a work-study job.

    Cons

    I gained no substantive experience whatsoever, and nobody had an interest in my development. All anyone wanted me for was gruntwork, and I was the most underutilized person in the office. I spent months asking for something real to do. They simply could never come up with anything. Their internship program is ill-managed, and led to wasted time for both parties. Also, I didn't know it at the time, but working for the Peace Corps disqualifies you from working for an intelligence agency for 4 years. This has now precluded me from interning with the CIA or DIA, and I was never made aware of this.

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    Get it together.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Well-meaning

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Pros

    Amazing fellow volunteers and locals, integrating into a new culture, great language preparation, get to help people who really need it

    Cons

    Loneliness at site (only allow one volunteer per site), boring trainings, lack of federal funding, difficult to affect lasting change

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