Peace Corps

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Toughest job you'll ever love

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Autonomy to explore any projects and careers that you want, learn language and culture, be able to work with local communities and share their culture.

Cons

Lots of alone time or time drinking coffee with your neighbors watching dust blow by.

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It would be great if training provided more skills in emotional intelligence skills or sessions in the soft skills... I also wish they spoke more about the political decisions of why some countries and sites are chosen.

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    Amazing place to work, despite term limits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Mission-driven international agency with mission to promote world peace and friendship through service to others. Staff at every level, in every position somehow tied to this wonderful mission on daily basis. Attracts best and brightest, with idealist temperaments, caring souls, and thoughtful leaders.

    Cons

    The Five Year Rule - statutory term limit from the Peace Corps Act of 1961. Most staff can only work here for five year term limits (some exceptions for up to three years more). Benefit of non-competitive eligibility for federal employment after three years at Peace Corps is great, assuming federal employers are willing to recognize this hiring advantage.

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    Life Changing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone knows the pros of the Peace Corps. You get to travel to a foreign country for free and live like the locals. The experience is so much more than that, but you have to find out the pros for yourself.

    Cons

    Everyone has a different Peace Coprps experience. You go in understanding that you don't have a choice over where you serve, you just serve because that is what you want to do.

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