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Peace Corps Interview Questions

Updated Oct 21, 2017
198 Interview Reviews

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    The process was fairly easy asking about past experiences and how you could culturally adapt to new and difficult situations. I only had to do a phone screen, no follow-up interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your past experience and why you are applying to be a Peace Corps Volunteer.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    Fill out online application, got placed under consideration for a county, interview requested,
    interview and finally got invited. Invitation was 6 months before scheduled date to leave. Received clearances 3-4 months before.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't remember--but we talked about adjusting to life and how to manage that.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview. The recruiter was friendly. It was almost like a conversation of what I could bring to the table, with a few standard questions. I was told I was accepted for the position pending background check pretty soon after the interview (less than a week).

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to join Peace Corps? How do you adapt in difficult situations (living conditions...)? How do your skills apply to the position?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Gainesville, FL).

    Interview

    My recruiter did my interview. She was thorough in both assessing if I'd be a good fit and telling me the ins and outs of the job. She was a big reason I took the job.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Peace Corps in July 2017.

    Interview

    Streamlined and efficient process. After submitting my application I was quickly notified whether I was under consideration and for what country and role they were considering me. I was then contacted to schedule a skype interview. Quickly responding to this email gave me more date and time options. The skype interview ended up being audio only because a quirk of my computer, however my interviewer was kind and accommodating about the fact. At the end of the interview, I was told to make sure that I contacted to my references to verify that they had received an email about writing a recommendation letter. This was an important step because the Peace Corps uses an automatic email system that sometimes gets sent directly to spam.

    Interview Questions

    • My interview was focused on my experiences with education as I had applied the round before and they had my responses on file for the more behavioral questions. An example question: "What is your teaching philosophy"/"How would you handle a group of 30-40 students?"   Answer Question

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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Peace Corps (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The process overall took 9 months from the submission of application, to interview, to medical clearance, to receiving an offer. My interview took place with a recruiter at the regional office in New York.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience with tutoring (after selected for Education sector).   Answer Question

  7.  

    PCV Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Peace Corps in June 2017.

    Interview

    It was long, but they didn't deviate much from the prompts and questions they provided before the interview so It was pretty easy to prepare. Didn't hear back for about a month.

    Interview Questions

    • What is something you attempted to do and failed at? Why did you fail?   1 Answer
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    Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted over Skype for Business. The application process was very long, I would recommend starting ASAP, but not too long before your desired date of departure because the application will get deleted. I received an email poll of the times I was available to interview, and this was the time my Skype interview was held. I had an issue with the video, but was able to communicate easily with my Site Coordinator to fix this issue and go along with the interview. The interview was a long about 60 minute interview. I was asked to elaborate on my answers for almost ever question.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you failed?
      Why do you think you failed?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in March 2017.

    Interview

    For the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity. I was emailed after I sent in a cover letter to come in for an interview. Two people interviewed me, but only one asked the questions. Not totally formal, but not completely informal either.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you describe diversity to a group of kindergartners?   Answer Question

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Peace Corps in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied through school and online by submitting resume and cover letter expressing interest to specific office and position. Interview process was very straightforward but also nice. Be prepared to elaborate about positions or outcomes from your resume and situational questions (tell me about a time ----).

    Interview Questions

    • Why -- this position?
      History and understanding of Peace Corps.
      Resume relevant experience.
      Situational ad behavioral questions to try and get a sense of fit and team player.   Answer Question

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