Peace Corps

What education do you need to become a missionary or part of the Peace Corps?

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2006-08-30 05:54:56

The peace corps often requires prior experience in the area of

work you choose to volunteer. Exerpted below is a list of some

requirements for the peace corps volunteers:

http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whovol An associate

degree and/or work experience can help make you eligible to serve

as a Peace Corps Volunteer in areas such as youth development,

health and HIV/ AIDS, business development and information

technology, agriculture and the environment, and skilled trades.

Your combination of education, willingness to learn, work and/or

volunteer experience, and a demonstrated interest in one of the

programs listed below can set the course for a career-enhancing

adventure in the Peace Corps, enabling you to put your degree and

experience to work in gratifying ways and opening new worlds of

opportunity in the future. Programs and Qualifications Business

Development and Information Technology Business Advising An

associate of arts (AA) in any business discipline (not including

economics) with two years of experience as the manager of a

business. NGO Development Five years of full-time management or

organizational development experience with nonprofit organizations.

Computer Science AA in a computer-related discipline with two years

of computer work experience. Skilled Trades Construction and

Skilled Trades Education An associate of arts (AA), science (AS),

or applied science (AAS) in technical education with one year of

related work experience Water Sanitation Extension One year of work

experience in construction, masonry, carpentry, or plumbing Youth

Development AA, AS or AAS in any discipline and one year of full-

time work experience in youth leadership training or directing

programs for at-risk youth ages 10 to 25 Health and HIV/ AIDS

Current licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse with two

years of post-license experience or registered nurse with an

associate's degree in nursing plus demonstrated interest in

planning, organizing, counseling, or leadership within the past

four years and demonstrated interest in community health

Agriculture and the Environment Applied Agricultural Science AS or

AAS in agronomy, horticulture, or other agricultural discipline

Animal Husbandry AS or AAS in animal husbandry, animal science, or

poultry science Agriculture and Forestry Extension One year of

experience in vegetable gardening, nursery work or management, tree

planting, tree care, urban forestry, or fish (fresh or marine)

cultivation or production Agribusiness Three years experience in

farm management and/or agribusiness Forestry AS or AAS in forestry

or watershed management or AS or AAS in natural resources,

environmental science, or ecology Environmental and Water Resources

Engineering Certification in water or wastewater treatment plant

operation or hazardous materials management


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