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Employer Spotlight: Peace Corps

Company: Peace Corpsl

Location: Volunteers serve in approx. 65 countries around the globe

Representative: Angela Hamilton, Regional Recruiter

Positions currently hiring for: Positions for the Health sector with application deadlines of October 1st, 2015:

Health Extension Volunteer, Togo (Departs June 6, 2016)

Water and Sanitation Extension Volunteer, Mali (Departs June 17, 2016)

Could you tell me about the Peace Corps?
Health Volunteers work within their communities to promote important topics such as nutrition, maternal and child health, basic hygiene, and water sanitation. Volunteers also work in HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs to train youth as peer educators, develop appropriate education strategies, provide support to children orphaned by the pandemic, and create programs that provide emotional and financial support to families and communities affected by the disease.  

Through serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer, you can gain fluency in a foreign language, international experience, and cross-cultural understanding, attributes that are highly sought-after assets in today’s global economy. Experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer working in public health is valued by numerous organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Public Health Service, and many private companies and nongovernmental organizations seeking individuals with unique skills. Peace Corps Volunteers also receive advantages in federal employment.

What is the best part of working at the Peace Corps?
Many Peace Corps Volunteers cite the strong friendships that they build with their co-workers, friends, host family, agency staff and fellow Volunteers as the best part of their service. In terms of professional development, serving two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer provides 2 years of full time, hands on community development experience and opens up doors for graduate school and employment. Volunteers have the opportunity to make an impact in an area of high need in the lives of individuals and for a community as a whole.

How would you describe the culture?
Peace Corps service is a unique, challenging and equally rewarding opportunity to live and work overseas. Volunteers embody a commitment to service and a strong desire to represent the U.S. overseas. The nature of their work requires them to be innovative, flexible and creative. All Volunteers must follow the “Core Expectations for Peace Corps Volunteers.”

Could you tell me a bit more about the positions you are currently looking to fill? 
There are 51 openings for hundreds of positions in the Health sector, across all regions of the globe. Potential applicants should explore the available openings here, and read more about the new application process here. Seniors and alumni should apply this fall to depart between April – September 2016.

For questions or application tips, contact ahamilton@peacecorps.gov

 

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