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The Peace Corps is a U.S. federal government agency dedicated to building and sustaining relationships with global communities through the service of our dedicated Volunteers.

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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 Volunteers abroad. Whether you are just starting your career or have professional experience and/or specialized skills already, the Peace Corps is a great place to work. 

Learn more about employment requirements as well as employee benefits and compensation.

Reasonable accommodations: 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 202.692.2139. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and Volunteer service. Learn more about our Equal Opportunity policies.


Domestic positions

The Peace Corps ranks third overall among 28 small agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s 2019 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. It's a great place to work where your talents and experience can help make a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Many staff positions relate to the recruitment and selection of Volunteers, in addition to a wide range of roles in program management, administrative services, finance, security, human capital, communications, legal services, health services, and information technology.

Employment locations include the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., and regional offices.

Submitting an application

Only U.S. citizens can be employed for Peace Corps staff positions. Apply or view a list of current staff vacancies at USAJOBS.


Overseas positions

The Peace Corps offers a variety of full-time staff and contractor opportunities in the host countries where Volunteers serve, which are located in:

  • Africa;
  • Europe, Mediterranean, and Asia; and
  • Inter-America and the Pacific.

Country post management positions

Each overseas post has three direct hire positions that can only be filled by U.S. citizens:

  • Country Director: Provides leadership to plan, coordinate, and direct all aspects of the assigned country program. Develops strategies for planning and/or implementing major Agency programs of national scope and impact on the host country.
  • Director of Management and Operations: Is responsible for post administrative operations, including budget formulation and execution, human resource management, procurement, contracts, property management, supervising information systems administration, and all aspects of general services support, including vehicle fleet management.
  • Director of Programming and Training: Is to provide comprehensive support to programming and training activities at Post to promote effectiveness of Peace Corps programs and enhance field support for Peace Corps Trainees/Volunteers (PCT/Vs).

These positions have similar eligibility and benefits as domestic Peace Corps positions, but they may have more stringent security clearance and there may be desirable language skills. Periodically, a post will have an additional direct hire position available, such as Deputy Director of Programming and Training, or Program Manager, Regional Mental Health Officer, or Peace Corps Safety and Security Officer.

Submitting an application

To view a list of current vacancies with full job descriptions and application requirements, or to apply, visit USAJOBS.

Medical officer positions

To support our Volunteers in the field, Peace Corps Medical Officers are needed at each Peace Corps country post and are limited to licensed physicians and licensed and certified nurse practitioners. These contract positions serve as the primary healthcare providers for Peace Corps Volunteers and trainees overseas and provide them with education, training, and counseling. The Peace Corps hires U.S. citizens, host country nationals, and third-country nationals for medical officer positions.

Submitting an application

U.S. citizens and third-country nationals (applying for positions outside their country of permanent residence) can apply whenever there is an open solicitation for a Peace Corps Medical Officer position (long-term, short-term, or intermittent) posted to Sam.gov. The open solicitation will provide information about the position as well as instructions on how to apply.

Foreign nationals seeking a Medical Officer position should direct their questions on current openings, eligibility, and the application process to the Peace Corps office in the country they wish to work.

Other post or roving positions

The vast majority of each overseas post’s staff are in contract positions and are citizens or permanent residents of the host country. Occasionally, U.S. citizens and/or third-country nationals (applying for positions outside their country of permanent residence) will be eligible for a post contract position or a roving position that benefits more than one post (e.g. Roving Director of Management and Operations, Roving Director of Programming and Training, Roving Senior Advisor).

Submitting an application

Foreign nationals should direct their questions on current openings, eligibility, and the application process to the Peace Corps office in the country in which they wish to work.

Occasionally, U.S. citizens and/or third-country nationals (applying for positions outside their country of permanent residence) are invited to apply for contract positions (long-term, short-term, or intermittent) posted to Sam.gov. The open solicitation will provide information about the position as well as instructions on how to apply.

Please note that individuals who have been associated with certain intelligence activities cannot be consider for any Peace Corps position.


Business opportunities

Get information on doing business with the Peace Corps.