Peace Corps
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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1961
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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... More

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Employees are “Very Satisfied”   369 ratings


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Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Acting Director

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Pros: Peace Corps does a good job of looking after its volunteers. Provides many support systems, including training, safety, and health. Full Review

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Interview Details Hiring and interviewing with the Peace Corps is rather long and arduous, although, recently the organization has implemented a new format in hopes to streamline and expedite the overall process. I, however, cannot speak to the new procedures. Essentially begins with filling out a lot of…Full Interview

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There were no difficult questions, the interview was very straight forward. Most questions were centered around leaving your home and living in a foreign country. Answer Question

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

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