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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Peace CorpsPros
- The experience of working with a community to develop the skills, projects and initiatives that are important to them
- Incredible autonomy to initiate and facilitate secondary projects within the community
- Opportunity to integrate into a different culture
- Flexibility and autonomy allow for development of great leadership skills that can be put to use in any job or career opportunityCons
- Reintegration can be difficult after Peace Corps service
- Not a ton of support for volunteers to work together on projects across regionsAdvice to ManagementAdvice
- Support collaborative volunteer projects
- Additional services to help volunteers reintegrate post serviceRecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied in-person. The process took 12+ months – interviewed at Peace Corps.Interview Details
The process took about a year. After a long application, they called a couple months later to confirm that I still interested. A month later they called and requested more hands on experience. As I gained hands on experience for the next year they periodically called to see what I have been doing. 7 months after I submitted the application they requested an in-person interview.
The interview was about an hour long with questions more focused on if I was ready to make a 2 year commitment rather how could I use my skills in the field. Questions such as "Would I be alright on a very limited diet?" "How would I feel about living in harsh conditions?"
About a 1 1/2 after the interview they called and said they have a site chosen for me and that I would be sent to this country in 2 months. The would not tell me the on country, only the continent. I agreed and never looked back.
Great experience all around. The process may be long but I heard it is a lot faster and you can select your country now. Every Peace Corps employee was kind and attentive. Looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of many and experience a culture through in depth immersion? Peace Corps may be for you.Interview Questions
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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 establishing the agency, the purpose of which is to supply skilled workers to developing countries and to foster understanding between Americans and the rest of the world. Since its start, the Peace Corps has sent about 200,000 volunteers into nearly 140 countries to (among other things) teach in...