Peace Corps

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Really is the toughest job you'll ever love

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Peace Corps

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

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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 (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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Loved it!

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    Former Employee - Health Volunteer
    Former Employee - Health Volunteer

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

    Recommends
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