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Working at Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is one of the world's most successful and respected development organizations. Part of the Peace Corps' success is due to the dedicated people who work behind the scenes to support the agency and the thousands of Volunteers serving overseas.

Peace Corps Volunteers are supported by a staff of professional employees who work at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., at our 8 regional recruiting offices, and at our overseas offices throughout the world. Our employees enjoy challenging and interesting jobs. They provide program and medical support, recruit new Peace Corps Volunteers, manage overseas offices, and provide important administrative services. Peace Corps' employee benefits are the same as those at other federal government agencies and similar to those in the private sector.

The Peace Corps is a great place to begin your federal government service, to expand your international experience, or to culminate your career. It's a place where you can help make a difference in the lives of people around the world.

The 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 202-692-2137. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.

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Last updated Nov 20 2013

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Peace Corps Medical Officers (Overseas)

Peace Corps is looking for Medical Officers to serve as the primary health care providers for Peace Corps Volunteers and trainees overseas. Medical Officers also provide education, training, and counseling to Peace Corps Volunteers and trainees.

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