University of Northern Iowa

Peace Corps

Hello from the Peace Corps Midwest Region.

For Students:

Accepting Applications Now for Assignment Departures in 2015 Peace Corps is filling programs for the first part of 2015. Apply by June 1 for the opportunity to be interviewed for assignment options after graduation.

The sooner we receive your application, the sooner you can choose from available assignments that match your skills, interests, preferences and career goals. See program areas where graduates like you are needed around the globe:

In Peace Corps, you’ll work with local communities and other organizations to address important global issues, such as youth education, disease prevention, food security, gender equality, economic development, environmental conservation and more. Visit our story blog to see how you can be making a difference for others and yourself:

Gain Skills, Receive Grad School Benefits & Launch a Career
Peace Corps service provides valuable leadership, cross-cultural and field experience for today’s global job market and establishes the foundation for successful careers.

Your benefits include:Comprehensive language, cultural, technical, safety and health trainingTravel covered to and from country of servicePaid living stipend and vacation timeFull medical and dental coverage

Graduate school opportunities with financial assistance and internshipsDeferment or partial cancellation of some student loansMore than $7,000 in transition fundsAdvantages in federal employmentExclusive career fairs and job noticesAn extensive alumni networkPeace Corps offers a unique opportunity to serve as an ambassador of international peace, friendship and understanding. Contact us with any questions or to speak with the Peace Corps representative for your university:

Peace Corps - Midwest Region
55 W. Monroe St., Suite 450,
Chicago, IL 60603

Peace Corps Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age, but there is no upper age limit to serve.

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