Campus ambassadors gain résumé-building experience with the Peace Corps, a U.S. federal agency focused on building the capacity of countries abroad. See agency mission.
What Campus Ambassadors Do
As a campus ambassador, you know your campus better than anyone, and can connect with groups of students who may not yet know the benefits of Peace Corps service. You engage in many vibrant forms of student outreach: class talks, social media campaigns, photo competitions, campus festivals, and more. All campus ambassadors are paired with the Peace Corps recruiter who covers their college or university. The specifics of your role will depend upon the needs of your recruiter and your unique campus. The recruiter will have many activities and ideas for you to support, but will also look to you for innovative ways to connect with diverse groups on campus.
The opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students on any college campus across the United States. On average, campus ambassadors work less than five hours per week, and typically are in the position late August–April. This experience is unpaid.
The Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors program offers a prestigious internship-like experience; however, as a campus ambassador you will be considered a local expert, not an intern. Through the close relationship with a Peace Corps recruiter, campus ambassadors receive professional mentorship and development, including a letter of recommendation at the end of the year (contingent upon performance).
Serving as a campus ambassador will not directly increase your chances of being selected for Peace Corps service as it doesn't build sector-specific work skills, but it can indirectly support your application; ambassadors work closely with a Peace Corps recruiter who can review résumés and give application advice prior to submission.
How to Apply
Applications for Campus Ambassadors are available in the spring of each year for the following academic year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to see when the next application cycle opens.