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The application process begins by selecting a service model and finding an open position.

Peace Corps Volunteer
2 years, 3 months
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Peace Corps Response
Up to 12 months
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Virtual Service Pilot
3-6 months
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If you are flexible in where you serve for the two-year Peace Corps Volunteer program, our experts can match you with a position and country based on your experience and preferences.

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Career Paths

No matter what you pursue, the Peace Corps is a smart way to grow your career. Join others - including many of the nation’s top leaders, creators, and educators - whose service has been foundational to their success.

Career boost

Peace Corps can help launch and add value to your career. Whether it’s been one month or several years since you served, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) can leverage many benefits, tools, and resources to help you succeed.

As an RPCV, you are in high demand by employers because of the technical training and collaborative experiences you’ve gained. Peace Corps service reinforces and enhances your existing skills while teaching you valuable new ones — like leadership, communication, and resiliency — that will be key in your career search.

Towards the end of your service, you’ll receive access to career development resources, training, and additional tools to help make a successful transition home. As an RPCV, you’ll always have support when looking to advance your career.

Peace Corps prepares you for many potential roles, from careers in public service, health, and education to graduate school, or private-sector work. You'll also become eligible for a year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) for federal jobs, which offers you a faster application process and enhanced desirability. Service in the Peace Corps provides a strong foundation — not to mention access to an incredible RPCV alumni network — for whatever comes next.

See how RPCVs have shaped their own paths for success.

Job openings for RPCVs

Employers value the skills and experiences Peace Corps Volunteers bring to their organizations. Search openings for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.