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Peace Corps at Northeast Organic Farmer's Association Summer Conference

University of Massachusetts - Amherst


08/09/2013 - 08/11/2013


9:30am - 4:00pm


near Lot 44 at UMass Amherst (main parking lot)
46 Eastman Lane
Amherst, MA 01003

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Launch your international career with the Peace Corps. Stop by the Peace Corps table at the 2013 NOFA Summer Conference to talk to a local representative about the opportunities to live, learn, and work with a community overseas. Peace Corps has countless challenging assignments in agriculture and environmental sectors including: Forestry, Protected Areas Management, Environmental Education, Applied Agricultural Science, Farm Management/Agribusiness, and Farming. Peace Corps service is the opportunity of a lifetime and a great way to get two years of international experience under your belt upon graduation. Come learn about the Peace Corps and how to be a qualified applicant. Have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

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The Peace Corps is making a difference in communities served through development projects with tangible results in over 70 countries. Our programs provide volunteers with 21st century job preparation. Peace Corps is an independent international development agency of the federal government established in 1961 by John F. Kennedy.

Programs are 27 months in length, including extensive cultural, language and technical training. Volunteers serve in Africa, North Africa / Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Our sectors are: Business, Health, Education, Information Technology, Community Development, Agriculture and Environment.  Benefits include round trip airfare, 3 months of training, a living stipend, student loan deferral, medical insurance, vacation, housing, and a readjustment allowance of $7,425. Hiring managers know that Returned Peace Corps Volunteers offer their organizations creativity, leadership, ethics, commitment and resourcefulness. Take the next step, learn more and apply. Let cultural exchange and international entrepreneurial skill development make you a global citizen.

About the Peace Corps: Read more or watch a video about what it's like to be a Volunteer including what Volunteers do, where they go, and the many benefits of Peace Corps service. Or apply now to begin your life-defining experience.

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For questions about this event contact Zoe Armstrong

If you require a reasonable accommodation when attending a Peace Corps event, please contact the recruiter identified in the “for questions about this event” section of the event listing. Please provide the details of the reasonable accommodation you are requesting.

Last updated Dec 20 2013

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