Peace Corps at Rutgers

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.


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Ryan Jeter
Peace Corps Campus Recruiter
Rutgers Global
30 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Rutgers Seeking Peace Corps Strategic Campus Recruiter 

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2020

Position type: Part-time, 20 hours per week (days may vary), $23 per hour 

This position is anticipated to begin in October 2020 and run through the end of the 2020/2021 academic year, with a possible renewal for the 2021-2022 academic year. Although it is not a requirement of the position, strong preference will be given to current Rutgers graduate students.

In conjunction with current COVID-19 protocols at Rutgers, the incumbent for this position will work remotely until the university decides the campus is safe for students’ return, at which time this position will be expected to work from the Peace Corps Recruitment Office located on Rutgers’ campus in New Brunswick, NJ. The Peace Corps Recruitment Office operates out of Rutgers Global, the university’s central, university-wide unit dedicated to providing international and cross-cultural experiences for students, at home and abroad, as well as increasing international scholarly opportunities for faculty and staff. 

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Rutgers and the Peace Corps: since 1961.

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