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The Application Process

Applying to the Peace Corps is simpler, faster and more personalized than ever before. You can browse job openings that are currently available and complete your application online in about an hour.

Watch a quick video about the application process.

 
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Fill out the online application.
Less than 1 hour

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Complete the
Health History Form

Provide your health history so we can match you with countries that can support your medical needs.
Within 2 business days

Apply

Choose

Browse current openings and pick where you want to serve and what you want to do.
As soon as possible

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Interview

Talk to a Peace Corps placement officer about your skills and interests.
As soon as 1 week,
no longer than 3 months

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Invitation

Receive and respond to your invitation to serve. Congratulations!
Between 2-6 months

Apply

Medical Clearance

Get the final OK from the Peace Corps Medical Office to serve abroad.
Begins upon invitation

Apply

Departure

Embark on your Peace Corps service assignment, starting with training in the U.S.
You’re off!

Application Process Infographic (PDF)

The sooner you apply, the sooner you could be accepted as a Peace Corps Volunteer! Submit your application today.

Last updated Sep 23 2014

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