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 is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Learn more about Peace Corps’ Equal Employment Opportunity.
Intelligence background information
Peace Corps Manual Section 611 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 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 their involvement. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most, if not all, of the questions.
Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any 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.
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 them to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.
If you or an immediate family member have been employed by or associated with the NSA, you or your family member must contact the NSA Prepublication Review Office at 443-634-4095.