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Current Employee - Program Specialist  in  Washington, DC (US)
Current Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at Peace Corps full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great benefits, ability to work remotely, good location, special federal hiring status after 3 years of employment, great mission, fun Peace Corps Third Goal activities throughout year.

Cons

Five-year rule causes too much turn over, you need to be looking for a new job when you walk in the door. No diversity in experience or skills, no child care.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the five year rule and just make everyone up for reappointment every 5 years. Clear out the old be keep the good.

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    Former Employee - PCVL  in  Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Former Employee - PCVL in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The toughest job you'll ever love.

    Cons

    Again, the toughest job you'll ever love.

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    The toughest job you'll ever love

    Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent
    Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is truly a life-changing experience to live and work in another country. PCVs learn invaluable communication and problem-solving skills that can transfer to any job after service.

    Also, I love the Third Goal of the mission statement - "Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans." Because of this, PC service is never really finished.

    Cons

    A pro and a con - since many PCVs live far from the PC offices, they receive little support from PC staff. This requires PCVs to develop self-motivation skills.

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