Eligibility

Only U.S. citizens may be hired for Peace Corps jobs in the United States and for the following overseas staff jobs: country director, director of management and operations, director of programming and training, and associate Peace Corps director.

Equal Opportunity and Peace Corps

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its employees and Volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity.

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. 

The Peace Corps does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. 

The Peace Corps invites you to join our agency as we continue to help fulfill the realization of a fully inclusive workplace where everyone's abilities and skills are appreciated. Learn more about Peace Corps Equal Employment Opportunity.

Intelligence Background Information

Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.

PC-1336 form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed PC-1336 form or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement.

Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form.

Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions.

If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person—not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person— and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.

If your intelligence connection involves the NSA, you (or, if the connection is with a family member, that person) must contact NSA’s Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 or at GCADMINLAW@nsa.gov before submitting this form to Peace Corps.