Organizations

Peace Corps

About Peace Corps

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans with a passion for service abroad to work with communities and create lasting change. Volunteers develop sustainable solutions to address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their Peace Corps experience, Volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 225.000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.

Work area

Education, Campaigns, Activism

Motto

Make the Most of Your World

Country Offices

Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

Quickfacts

Founded: 1961
Location (HQ): United States
Scope: Global
Focus area: Education, Environment, Health

Does this organisation offer paid Internships?

No

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