Peace Corps
4.3 of 5 315 reviews
www.peacecorps.gov Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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The toughest job you'll ever love

Peace Corps Volunteer (Former Employee)

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

ProsTremendous potential for personal and professional growth. There can be a lot of flexibility in the projects you are able to engage in during your service. NCE status for one year after you finish your service. International, cross-cultural, and language immersion experience, as well as the potential for leadership/capacity building/teaching experience.

ConsThe Peace Corps benefits innovative thinkers and self-starters most. Due to the diversity of each country/region/town placement, there is no blanket training that the country offices are able to provide that fully prepare you for a specific job or task. It is not a guarantee to be able to walk away from your volunteer experience with a lot of deliverables or concrete impact analysis.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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"Life-changing experience. Highly recommended for those with interest"

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Pros: Deeper understanding of what normal life is in other countries than you can get in any development… Cons: No structure--everything depends on what the community wants to do, so sometimes you don't… Advice to Senior Management: More project management training would be very beneficial. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Lots of opportunities and challenges

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Mokolo, Far North (Cameroon)

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


Pros: Both personally and professionally challenging, lots of opportunities for growth, a real learning… Cons: Limited resources and support, some annoying bureaucratic regulations, a lot of… Advice to Senior Management: Many, but not all, APDC's seem to lack strong management… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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