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Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 16, 2017
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Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer

Interview

Some people are interviewed over the phone I was interviewed in person. Peace corps has a long application but it has changed since I did it. The interview process is simple, they ask questions to see if you are the type of person that would last in a demanding and foreign environment.

Interview Questions

  • How would you deal with people who discriminated against you?   Answer Question

Negotiation

There really isn't one, you signed up to basically work for free. Hope you like it!

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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 11+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    First, you must fill out a rather lengthy application. Once that is approved, you must have a background check, and then a medical check. The medical check is meant to ensure that you are healthy enough to serve for 27 months in a rural area with limited access to medical care. You will have an in-person interview, during which the interviewer must read questions from a script and he/she must write your answers down verbatim (this can be a bit awkward as they scribble away). Later, you will have a phone interview or two. Finally, you will receive your invitation to serve along with information about your program (English education, health education, small business development, etc) and your country of service. The whole process usually takes about a year.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you handle sexual harassment?   1 Answer
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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    The point of the interview process is to make sure that you are going to be able to excel for 2 years of service. This means if you can be a self starter, be away from friends and family and find happiness, and if you can be culturally sensitive and accepting. Don't try and work the system, because all the people that leave service are because of these reasons, be honest with the situation, and if you are a good fit, congrats! If not, there are plenty other service opportunities that aren't as intense a commitment, not everyone is meant to be a Peace Corps volunteer, and the investment is in training, so they are trying to find those that have that special something before the investment.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell about a challenging situation and what you did to overcome it.   Answer Question
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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very Standard
    interviewed was reading right from a list of questions and typing my answers as I went - which was very distracting at times
    It took about 4 months from the time my application was submitted to when I was finally interviewed

    Interview Questions

    • Most stressed period in your life and how you coped with it   Answer Question
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    Peace Corps Volunter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Submit an application and go through a long and tedious interview and placement process. Hope and pray that you pass the medical tests and 6 months to years later you may actually be sent an invitation to serve

    Negotiation

    Nonexistent

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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    online application, interview with recruiter who nominates you, extensive medical process, after completion you will get a invitation to a country. (this process has recently changed, you also now get to chose possible countries you want to go to)

    Interview Questions

    • What is a cultural difference you've experienced while living in the States?   Answer Question
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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Hiring is now easier than ever, you get to choose where you want to serve (it you are qualified enough). Interviewing is pretty straightforward, although they WILL ask personal questions, such as, what will you and your significant other do when you go to the Peace Corps?

    Interview Questions

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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Peace Corps.

    Interview

    Was very laborious when I applied in 2007, but now it is automated and waaaaaaay easier. I believe now you can select where you want to serve and what type of project you are interested in.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask a lot of personal questions - relationship, drug/alcohol use, etc.   Answer Question
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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    I heard back from them after completing the application process in about a month. After finally scoring an interview that I thought went well had to wait months to be told that there is applicants more qualified than myself. When I had to fill out paperwork for a MIP from years ago they asked questions that made it feel like I was a drug addict.

    Interview Questions

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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Peace Corps in March 2010.

    Interview

    The 1 on 1 interview consisted of a series of questions such as "Are you willing to suffer a lot in a foreign country?". I said "yes". This went on for a while. I was assigned a sector in a highly arbitrary way, asked in which general region I would rather live, and 2 years of my future were sealed with a split second decision by my interviewer. He also spent the entire interview typing what I was saying verbatim, which I found highly disconcerting.

    Interview Questions

    • "Will you be able to handle living in a foreign country, sacrificing your favorite foods, friends, and modern conveniences?"   1 Answer
    • Do you speak any foreign languages?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is none.

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