Peace Corps

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Challenging and good for personal development

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Great experience living with local communities.

Cons

Not much mentoring when problems arise.

Recommends
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    Really is the toughest job you'll ever love

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It looks great on a resume and you get access to a huge network when you finish. It really does help you learn a lot of important skills like working in different environment, working independently, etc

    Cons

    It can be very lonely and you don't get to choose where you go. It's also hard to not make any real money for a while.

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    Utterly Lacking in Substance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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
    No opinion of CEO
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