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The Peace Corps is an agency of the U.S. Federal Government dedicated to building and sustaining relationships with global communities through the service of our dedicated Volunteers. An integral part of the Peace Corps is the talented and diverse professional staff committed to the Agency’s mission and providing behind the scenes support for our overseas Volunteers.

Whether you are just starting your career or have professional experience and/or specialized skills, learn more about working at the Peace Corps: employment requirements, employee benefits, and compensation before you apply. Peace Corps positions include domestic and international full-time staff, contractor opportunities, and unpaid internships primarily at our Washington, DC Headquarters.

Equal Opportunity and Peace Corps

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its employees and volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity.

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. The Peace Corps does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.  The Peace Corps invites you to join our agency as we continue to help fulfill the realization of a fully inclusive workplace where everyone's abilities and skills are appreciated. To learn more about the Equal Employment Opportunity process, click here.

Reasonable Accommodations

Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling 202-692-1200, or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity at 202-692-2139. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.

Intelligence Background Information

Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.

PC-1336 Form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed PC-1336 form or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement.

Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form.

Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions.

If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person—not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person— and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.

If your intelligence connection involves the NSA, you (or, if the connection is with a family member, that person) must contact NSA’s Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 or at GCADMINLAW@nsa.gov before submitting this form to Peace Corps.

Overseas Positions
International assignments at our post country sites.
Domestic Positions
National and international positions offering competitive salaries and benefits.
Unpaid temporary positions throughout the agency.
Business Opportunities
Contract solicitations for a variety of Peace Corps business needs.

Last updated Nov 20 2013

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