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
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
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.
The online application to be a 2017–18 Campus Ambassador is open from March 1 until April 15, 2017. Apply now!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
2016 Photo Contest winners
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.
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.
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.