Paul D. Coverdell Fellows
Graduate school financial assistance for returned Volunteers
Financial assistance is available to returned Peace Corps Volunteers at partner schools in a wide range of disciplines through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program. All fellows complete internships in underserved communities in the United States, allowing them to bring home, and expand upon, the skills they learned as Volunteers.
Join more than 5,000 returned Volunteers who continued their service while pursuing a graduate degree at a reduced cost.
Recruit a returned Volunteer, a unique brand of graduate student both on campus and in the community.
Peace Corps Prep
Certificate program for undergraduates
Peace Corps Prep programs create frameworks for building core competencies critical to being a Peace Corps Volunteer.
College students promoting Peace Corps on their campuses
Campus ambassadors are college students who work closely with Peace Corps recruiters to raise the Peace Corps’ profile on campus and introduce the Peace Corps to new and diverse student groups.
Strategic Campus Recruiters
Dedicated part-time on-campus Peace Corps recruiters
Strategic Campus Recruiters (Strats) share Peace Corps opportunities with motivated college students who are passionate about service. Colleges and universities host a part-time Strategic Campus Recruiter with funding from Peace Corps.
For nearly 30 years, the Master’s International program offered graduate students the opportunity to pair their studies with Peace Corps service abroad. In 2016, Peace Corps retired the historic program.