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Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1961
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In an unplanned campaign speech in 1960, John F. Kennedy challenged a group of college students to devote two years of their lives to helping people in other countries. With those words, the idea of the Peace Corps was born. In March 1961, President Kennedy signed an order ... Read more

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    I have been working at Peace Corps part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, amazing organization with opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Large bureaucratic organization with tight rules

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Peace Corps Photos

Peace Corps photo of: Peace Corps headquarters at 1111 20th Street, NW in Washington, D.C. (Photo thanks to Flickr user NCinDC, available under by-nd v2.0)
Peace Corps photo of: Crossing the Gambia river
Peace Corps photo of: Teaching U.K. Culture and Society
Peace Corps photo of: Culture days parade
Peace Corps photo of: Students dancing at Peace Corps volunteer's farewell party
Peace Corps photo of: Peace Corps volunteer posing with her 10th grade students
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Peace Corps Interviews

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    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
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Peace Corps Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the West, Latinos For Hire, 2012
  • Top Master's Employers, CollegeGrad, 2008

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