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Former Employee - Health Volunteer
Former Employee - Health Volunteer

I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year

Pros

Peace Corps was one of the best experiences I ever had and opened lots of opportunities into the international development world for me.

Cons

There's not a set assignment or structured work schedule, so volunteers often have to be flexible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have some consistency in administration across country programs.

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  1.  

    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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    Former Employee - Country Desk Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Country Desk Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Peace Corps as an intern for less than a 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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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