Campus Ambassadors

Campus ambassadors are university 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.

The program offers a prestigious internship-like experience; however, as a campus ambassador you will be considered a local expert, not an intern. 

You know your campus better than anyone, and can connect with groups of students who may not yet know the benefits of Peace Corps service. 

The opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students on any college campus across the U.S.

What campus ambassadors do

As a campus ambassador, you engage in many vibrant forms of student outreach: class talks, social media campaigns, photo competitions, campus festivals, and more.

All campus ambassadors are paired with the Peace Corps recruiter who covers their college or university. The specifics of your role will depend upon the needs of your recruiter and your unique campus. 

The recruiter will have many activities and ideas for you to support, but will also look to you for innovative ways to connect with diverse groups on campus.

On average, campus ambassadors work less than five hours per week, and typically are in the position from late August through April. This internship is unpaid.


The campus ambassador experience has helped me to better my communication and presentation skills, to be innovative in creating programs that engage others, and to advocate for international volunteer opportunities.

Mario Antonio Lopez-Rodriguez, The University of Memphis

Benefits

Through the close relationship with a Peace Corps recruiter, campus ambassadors receive professional mentorship and development, including a letter of recommendation at the end of the year (contingent upon performance). 

Campus ambassadors gain résumé-building experience with the Peace Corps, a  U.S. federal agency focused on building the capacity of countries abroad. See agency mission

Serving as a campus ambassador will not directly increase your chances of being selected for Peace Corps service—as it doesn't build sector-specific work skills—but it can indirectly support your application. 

As a campus ambassador, you will work closely with a Peace Corps recruiter who can review your résumé and advise you before you submit an application.

Apply

The 2017-18 Campus Ambassador application is now closed. If you would like to be notified via email when the 2018-19 Campus Ambassador application goes live, please provide your email address here.

Please email ambassadors@peacecorps.gov with questions.


2016 Photo Contest winners


Michelle Trojan, University of Rochester
People’s Choice Award: Taylor Chait

People's Choice Award

With over 280 likes on Facebook, the 2016 Campus Ambassador Photo Contest People’s Choice Award goes to Taylor Chait at the University of Rochester.

Taylor snapped this photo of Michelle Trojan showing off the Peace Corps flag in front of the Rush Rhees library on the University of Rochester campus.


Campus Ambassador photo contest: Ryan Davis, Colorado State University
Honorable Mention: Ryan Davis

Honorable Mention

One of two 2016 Campus Ambassador Photo Contest Honorable Mentions goes to Ryan Davis at Colorado State University

Ryan is getting the word to his peers about Peace Corps at the Homecoming Parade.


Campus Ambassador photo contest: Emily Myers, Arizona State University
Honorable Mention: Emily Myers

Honorable Mention

The second 2016 Campus Ambassador Photo Contest Honorable Mention belongs to Emily Myers, a Campus Ambassador at Arizona State University (ASU)

Emily shared a photo of the ASU Campus Ambassadors Team working together at the Memorial Union to publicize Peace Corps during Homecoming Week.