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Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1961
Government
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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

Peace Corps Reviews

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    Former Employee - Community Economic Development Advisor
    Former Employee - Community Economic Development Advisor
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    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working as a PCV. I met incredible people and got to see and experience things outside of any of my previous expectations.

    Cons

    My community did not need a volunteer. They were incredibly self-sufficient and I think that site identification needs a major rehaul to make sure that volunteers are actually doing meaningful work.

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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: Facilitating an in-service training for current volunteers and counterparts
Peace Corps photo of: Peace Corps sports
Peace Corps photo of: Kindergarten Students
Peace Corps photo of: Teaching U.K. Culture and Society
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Peace Corps Interviews

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    Community Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in UC Berkeley, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Peace Corps (UC Berkeley, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    It has changed since I interviewed, but I did a phone interview, a lot of people do in person. It wasn't too difficult but it was a long process and it depends on each individual situation and if you cant pass background or medical checks

    Interview Questions

    • Motivation to join Peace Corps   1 Answer
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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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