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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
No opinion of CEO

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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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    Volunteer

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

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

    Pros

    Experience of a lifetime, can find ways to benefit others, learn a lot about yourself

    Cons

    It is often what you make of it, frustrations can lead to ineffectiveness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though I had few complaints with my country's program, in some countries PC has a reputation for not consistently providing the promised support to volunters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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