Peace Corps continues to accept applications to future volunteer programs. Ongoing updates will be provided on the agency’s website at peacecorps.gov
Mason’s Regional Recruiter is available to answer any questions that students may have regarding the application process, the evacuation of current Volunteers due to COVID-19, or about service in general.
Current positions are posted on the website departing between January- March 2021. Peace Corps is encouraging applicants to apply by the July 1st departure if they want to depart in 2021.
For information sessions and other virtual events, please view here: https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/
You can also click here to check out other virtual events happening! There are many virtual office hours that students may register for.
Mason is a Partner School with the Peace Corps
Since 2016, Mason has partnered with the U.S. Peace Corps to offer the Mason Peace Corps Prep program, designed to prepare qualified undergraduates for volunteer service and careers in international development after graduation. According to the Peace Corps, this program centers on one empowering question:
How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be?
Mason’s program attracts students across majors. Those currently enrolled are from: Business, Global Affairs, Communication, Environmental Science, Community Health, Government and International Politics, and International Studies. They are focusing on the areas of Education, Environment, Health, Youth in Development, and Community Economic Development.
The program is designed to bolster skills in four areas: sector-specific skills, foreign language proficiency, intercultural competence, and professionalism and leadership. Students scope out a plan of coursework and experiential components in tandem with their academic advisor and Mason’s Peace Corps Prep coordinator. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate from the Peace Corps. Although receiving a Peace Corps Prep certificate does not guarantee acceptance into the Peace Corps, it does provide a unique credential for future job opportunities.