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
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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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Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Carrie Hessler-Radelet

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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 Submit an application and go through a long and tedious interview and placement process. Hope and pray that you pass the medical tests and 6 months to years later you may actually be sent an invitation to serveFull Interview

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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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