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Peace Corps Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated May 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Librarian Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview with myself and 4 other staff in different time zones. Questions followed behavioural interviewing style, and interviewees were also asked to provide a 5 minute presentation on an online information tool of their choice.
    The interview itself was fairly straightforward but after 4 weeks of no response I had to enquire about the search committee's decision, the HR rep then advised me they had selected another candidate.
    When I enquired if it was normal practice not to notify unsuccessful candidates of hiring decisions the HR rep did not respond.
    I found their behaviour very unprofessional and lacking in transparency, and probably reflective overall of poor communication practices within the organisation.


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    Literacy Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Online interview with a little flexibility as to when it would occur. I was given a link to open slots and chose the one (within a to-week window) that worked for me.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you deal with being isolated and away from your loved ones for so long?   Answer Question

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    Administrative Specialist - Office of Inspector General Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed with three staff members who had similar (or in one case, the same) job titles to the position that I was applying for. Initially the Assistant Inspector General was in the room, but after briefly describing the office, she left. They were friendly and professional, had prepared questions, and at the end were willing to describe their work experiences to me. Lasted about 45 minutes. Contacted me by email within a few days to request a follow-up interview, which was conducted over the phone with a superior.

    Interview Questions

    • When working on a team, what role do you usually assume?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in January 2016.

    Interview

    They interview was simple, yet it is hard to anticipate any of the questions. They ask about experience related to work you have to do, I was worried for the things I didn't know but really it is only to know what training you need later. Two people did the interview and each asked the question that fits the kind of our I should do, what can I learn and what the position will add to my experience. It was friendly and nice, nothing to make anyone nervous. They gave me the time to ask questions and it was all answered.

    Interview Questions


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    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Very quick and easy online application that took me less than 2 hours. Then a series of online forms that I had to complete within given time periods. After I had an interview request which was performed on Skype with my potential country director. Mine lasted 2 hours but they said that it ran way longer than they usually do. Within a couple weeks I was offered a position- but was given 7 days to decide, a time frame that I was not expecting. They were able to extend it by a couple days for me, but not very much.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time that you actually failed and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question

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    Office of Civil Rights and Diversity Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was fairly simple and took about two to three weeks. I applied at my school's career database when the internship opened up and the staff called me in for the interview. They had several, typical behavioral questions that most common jobs asked.

    After the interview, once I sent them a thank-you note, I heard from them about a week later, during which I then had to go through several processes like a mini-Orientation and et cetera.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me about yourself

      2. What kinds of news publications do you usually read, related to world events?

      3. How do you define diversity?

      4. What is your working style?

      5. Do you have any questions for us?  
      Answer Question

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    Water Volunteer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The whole process took a long time. The interview itself went very well. However, I had to get some extra experience in order to be placed in my desired sector. Though, it seems they mainly wanted to ensure I would do what it took to be accepted and prove that I would commit to staying the whole 2 years.

    Interview Questions


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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in April 2015.

    Interview

    first applies online and then recruiter asked to set up an phone interview , then after that I was asked to get an interview with the engineering team,and the good to go

    Interview Questions


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    Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Pretty normal interview scenario, especially for government employment. I was called after about three months, and then interviewed in person the following week. The interview lasted about an hour. Three people interviewing using several preselected questions. Most were basic "what is your experience with xxxx" or "describe your past financial experience." One person on the panel would be my boss, and the other two were from different departments/divisions.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have working without a lot of direction (both written and oral instructions)?   1 Answer

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    Volunteer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Peace Corps (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with Dr. Susan Henderson for a practicum for my MPH program. We had confirm the time through email. She called me ontime and we had discussed about both of our needs. She had worked with practicum intern before and was well aware of the procedure, which benefitted both of us. I built a codebook for them.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked several questions regarding differernt disease conditions, codebook.   Answer Question

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