Agency Jobs

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.

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.

Peace Corps staff are passionate and dedicated to the cause of service. They do critical work to support our Volunteers and provide them the opportunity for a life-defining experience. Our staff is energetic, committed, hard-working, and positive. The work they do truly makes a difference.

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Domestic positions

The Peace Corps ranks No. 2 overall among mid-sized agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s 2016 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 our host countries, divided into three regions: Africa; Europe, Mediterranean, and Asia; and Inter-America and the Pacific.

Country post management positions

Only U.S. citizens may be hired for the following Peace Corps overseas staff positions: country director, director of management and operations, director of programming and training, and associate directors. These positions have similar eligibility and benefits as domestic Peace Corps positions, with more particulars on qualifications, clearance, language requirements, and housing in each job description.

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 health-care 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 at any time, as the Peace Corps Office of Health Services continuously recruits non-host country residents for these positions. Candidates determined to be qualified by a selection panel are placed on a roster from which assignments are made as positions become available. Individuals who have been associated with certain intelligence activities cannot be considered for any Peace Corps position. Apply or view more details, including eligibility, responsibilities, benefits, and application materials, on FedBizOpps.

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


The Peace Corps appreciates the contributions of interns in helping to support our mission and takes pride in how this work experience can shape their future careers. The agency offers unpaid internship positions at our headquarters in Washington, D.C., depending on each department's needs. Historically, our intern program has provided direct experience working in public relations, marketing, human resources, web development, program management, and accounting.

Submitting an application

Interns must have U.S. citizenship or a student visa and must go through the standard background screening required for all Peace Corps employees. Interns are hired throughout the year. If you are interested in an internship, please contact the Internship/Federal Work-Study Program coordinator at [email protected].

Business opportunities

Get information on doing business with the Peace Corps.