Peace Corps has thousands of volunteer job opportunities for America’s graduates interested in public service abroad. Peace Corps volunteers are the face of America in the communities in which they serve, and Peace Corps aims to ensure that volunteers reflect the rich diversity of our multicultural society. Consider becoming a part of the next generation of Peace Corps Volunteers!
The Peace Corps Recruiting Office on the UIUC campus is located on the second floor of The Career Center at 715 S Wright St. Open office hours for Spring 2014 are:
Mondays - 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Thursdays - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Anyone is welcome to stop by, no appointment necessary. Visit the main website for more information and to fill out an application: www.peacecorps.gov
Programs for Graduate Students
Master's International Program
The Peace Corps' Master's International Program allows Volunteers to incorporate Peace Corps service as credit in a master’s degree program in a variety of fields at more than 80 academic institutions nationwide. Prospective students apply separately to Peace Corps and to a participating graduate school. Once accepted by both, students will study on campus, usually for one year, and then spend the next two years earning academic credit while working overseas in a related Peace Corps project. Most schools provide students in this program with opportunities for research or teaching assistantships, scholarships, or tuition waivers for the credits earned while serving in the Peace Corps.
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program
Formerly known as Fellows/USA, the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program offers returned Volunteers financial aid, such as scholarships and stipends, and professional internships at more than 70 partner schools. Master's and doctoral degrees combined with substantive internships in underserved American communities prepare Fellows for their careers in a wide range of disciplines. Volunteers who satisfactorily complete their Peace Corps service gain lifetime eligibility for the Coverdell Fellows Program.
To find a Master's International or Fellows program, you can also use our searchable database.
Visit our Facebook page for a schedule of upcoming events on campus: general information meetings, application writing workshops, and more!
UIUC Campus Peace Corps Representative:
Secondary Education Volunteer, Republic of Georgia 2010-2012
UIUC Campus Representative
If you are an RPCV and are interested in sharing your stories, helping out at information sessions or connecting with other returned volunteers on campus, email the RPCVs in Champaign Urbana google group (cuRPCVs@googlegroups.com) and join the facebook group Peace Corps at UIUC to stay informed about upcoming events.
Stay in touch with Peace Corps headquarters by updating your contact information here: https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.returned.staycon.up...