Peace Corps
4.3 of 5 352 reviews
www.peacecorps.gov Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Utterly Lacking in Substance

Country Desk Intern (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ConsI 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 Senior ManagementGet it together.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I worked at Peace Corps


    Pros: Amazing fellow volunteers and locals, integrating into a new culture,… Cons: Loneliness at site (only allow one volunteer per site), boring… More
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    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Experience of a lifetime, can find ways to benefit others,… Cons: It is often what you make of it, frustrations can… Advice to Senior Management: Though I had few complaints with my country's program, in some countries… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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