Peace Corps

About Peace Corps

Work for the World
In the Peace Corps, we take a different approach to making a difference. Our Volunteers are inspired by impact that is hands-on, grassroots-driven, and lasting. By immersing ourselves in communities abroad, the Peace Corps works side-by-side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. From leading health campaigns to boosting local entrepreneurship to teaching digital literacy, the Peace Corps offers a range of opportunities for our Volunteers to take on new challenges. Are you ready to work for the world? Find your new path at

240,000. Since the Peace Corps began in 1961, that’s the number of Volunteers who have created change in more than 140 countries. That’s also thousands of lives impacted, and not only those within host communities, but those of the Volunteers themselves, who are able to explore their passions and share their talents. In this way, Peace Corps service can be the first step toward a career or the continuation of a life’s work. Opportunities span six different general specialties, including education, health, community economic development (business), environment, agriculture, and youth in development. Learn about current opportunities at

Want to apply? Search through Peace Corps' current openings and apply to the one that best suits your skills and interest, or apply to where you’re needed most and we’ll select the positions that best matches your skills. View current opportunities at

Connect with our local recruiter to learn more about service and the application at


Financial Management Intern for Gifts and Grants Management Department

June 2017 - August 2017 Washington, DC
“I was given a lot of freedom within the organization to learn about its different aspects and find what I was most interested in. ”

Strategic Partnerships and Intergovernmental Affairs Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 Washington, DC
“This is a great internship if you are looking to learn a lot about how Peace Corps HQ, Peace Corps Posts, and different partners interact on a global and local scale. I walked away from the internship learning far more than I anticipated, and if they certainly give you room to take a project and run with it from start to finish. ”
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How do I prepare for an interview for a Community Health Volunteer position at Peace Corps?

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