Peace Corps Reviews

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Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peace Corps


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


    Long duration for volunteer selection. If applying to become a volunteer, be aware that the application process can take a while, for me 9 months from applying to departure.

Peace Corps Interviews

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Peace Corps Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, NM (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, NM (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 12 months - interviewed at Peace Corps in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    It used to be an extremely long process (it took me over two years between writing my initial application to becoming a Peace Corps Trainee), but that doesn't matter anymore because they streamlined the hiring process. Now it is much better, says my sister who works for Peace Corps.

    You apply online, meet with a Peace Corps recruiter, complete an extremely in-depth medical check, and a clearance check. The medical check is the most cumbersome part (vision, dental, and more).

    The actual interview is simple, they just want to see if you'd be fit.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be willing to live in a country where women are very discriminated?Are you a vegetarian? Would you be willing to change that?   View Answer
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    Easy Interview

Peace Corps Awards and Accolades

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

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