Application Process: https://umw.joinhandshake.com/jobs/762875/share_preview
Review the student guide
Review the How to Create a Digital Signature guide
Download and complete the attached PDF fillable application and upload the digitally signed version
Download and complete the PDF fillable Release of Information form and upload the digitally signed version
After completing the above steps click Apply Now located on the right side of the screen
When you click Apply Now, you will upload your resume, the application, and Release of Information form as Other Documents
All documents are located on the right side of this posting under Attachments
About the Program
Peace Corps Prep is a program designed for students interested in post-graduate service with the Peace Corps or other international service organization. Over the two years in which students participate in the program they complete curricular, co- curricular, and international activities that will enhance their skills and knowledge and clarify their commitment to international service.
For PC Prep, you need to complete at least 3 courses that align with a specific work sector (they can but do not need to come from your academic major or minor). You also must accumulate a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer or work experience in that same sector, preferably in a teaching or outreach capacity.
If you intend to apply to the Peace Corps, the best way to assure that you will be a strong candidate is to explore Peace Corps’ openings and identify the type of assignments in which you’d like to serve (www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings), then review the positions’ required and desired qualifications and build them up accordingly. In the process, you should fulfill these PC Prep experiential requirements!
There are six sectors (www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/what-volunteers-do/) in which Peace Corps Volunteers serve—detailed below. Choose one sector to focus on then complete at least 3 courses + 50 hours of related experience in that sector. Note: Actual Peace Corps assignments are based on local needs, and thus may or may not align seamlessly with your qualifications. Flexibility is central to the Peace Corps experience!
November 14, 2017: Spring 2018 Cohort March 1, 2018: Fall 2018 Cohort
For assistance with the application process or further information, contact the UMW Peace Corps Prep Coordinator:
Assistant Director for Career and Professional Development