Programs & Opportunities
The Peace Corps is a 27-month long service opportunity for motivated U.S. citizens over 18 to immerse themselves in a community abroad and work alongside local leaders to tackle pressing challenges.
Rutgers and the United States Peace Corps have shared a history since 1961 when Rutgers was selected to serve as the training site for the original cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers to the Republic of Colombia. In 2015, Rutgers Global entered into an agreement with the Peace Corps to establish a Peace Corps Recruitment Office as a resource for the entire university. Our office is located at 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Feel free to stop by any time during our open office hours.
Did you know that applicants who work with a recruiter are 55% more likely to be accepted?
Before you apply, contact us:
Peace Corps Campus Recruiter
30 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Virtual Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.(ET)
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Peace Corps Service Experiences
Meet our Rutgers Peace Corps Recruiter Jon Thomas
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Peace Corps Volunteer Sectors
Peace Corps Volunteers provide technical assistance in one of six general work areas: agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health, and youth in development.
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Peace Corps Fellowships
Peace Corps fellowship opportunities for graduate students are coming soon.
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Why Peace Corps?
Volunteering in the Peace Corps is free, and your travel, living, and medical expenses are covered. Potential benefits of serving include preferential hiring status, student loan support, and project ...
Real World Experiences
- A Rutgers Alum in the Peace Corps
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Peace Corps gives volunteers a unique experience that translates to their careers once they return home.
Former Rutgers Peace Corps recruiter Michael Lifschutz shares his experiences about the ups and downs of Peace Corps service—and the reality of working with potential applicants.