USF Peace Corps Representative
Christine “Christy” Prouty is the current USF Peace Corps Representative. Christy spent two years in Uganda (2010-2012) working as Community Health Volunteer. As a community health volunteer Christy engaged in assisting a group of widows with tasks like income generation and animal husbandry and rearing. A graduate student in the Master’s International Peace Corps program, she is working toward getting her degree in Environmental Engineering.
Peace Corps volunteers work on a wide variety of projects all over the world. Christy spent time in Uganda working as a Community Health Volunteer where she co-directed a project called Camp BUILD (Boys of Uganda in Leadership Development). Camp BUILD was week-long program that brought 150 boys from diverse backgrounds and cultures together to build skills to become active and engaged citizens of Uganda, their communities, and the world.
Read more about Christy’s project, Camp BUILD>>
View the Peace Corps Calendar Events!
Peace Corps is now recruiting for international assignments that will depart in 2013.
Apply NOW to be considered for departure for Peace Corps Service in 2013!
Peace Corps is now evaluating candidates for positions departing in 2013. Peace Corps is seeking candidates with a BA/BS, expressed leadership skills and relevant job experience or 3-5 years of relevant professional experience. Click here to read more about our programs and qualifications. There is no upper age limit.
Individuals who wish to begin service in the Fall of 2013 should apply immediately for us to collect information and schedule interviews before these programs close.
Over 50 colleges and universities now offer Peace Corps GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOWSHIPS.
Speak with a recruiter and learn how you may qualify:
Call INFOLINE at 404 562-3452
Attend a live information session to learn how to make your application stand out! Find events at www.peacecorps.gov/events
Peace Corps Southeast Regional Recruitment Office
60 Forsyth Street, Suite 3M40 | Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.562.3456 | Fax: 404.562.3455
Peace Corps News
USF Ranks in the Top 5 for Peace Corps Master’s International Programs
May 8, 2013
The University of South Florida was named in the top five Master’s International programs by the Peace Corps. Read More
Peace Corps Internship Positions for Spring 2013 - Apply by November 9, 2012
USF Peace Corps Recruiting Office in the University of South Florida’s Patel Center for Global Solutions is seeking dedicated students to fill leadership roles in the continuous development of this office. The roles below include 2 unpaid internship positions: Office Assistant and Events Promoter. These positions are designed to assist USF’s Peace Corps Recruiter in her recruiting efforts.
Interns will be held to a high standard and are expected to take their positions seriously. Preference is given to students with previous experience in similar positions but these posts are meant to be learning experiences. Thus, applicants are not expected to be proficient in the skills requested. Applicants MUST express a strong desire to dedicate the time and energy needed to learn these skills, understand how Peace Corps operates, and fulfill their responsibilities.
Download Internship Application>>
Contact Information (during Fall and Spring terms):
Office Location: CGS 101, Center for Global Solutions, Tampa Campus
Phone: (813) 974-9948
Fax: (813) 974-8271
Office Hours by appointment only:
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 12:00pm
Peace Corps , USF International Affairs
4202 East Fowler Avenue, CGS 101
Tampa, FL 33620
Masters International - Peace Corps Programs
At the University of South Florida, you don't have to choose between a rewarding international experience and a graduate degree in Global Health or Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Through any one of these Master's International programs offered in cooperation with the Peace Corps, you can earn your master's degree and gain course credit for Peace Corps service. Click on the links below to learn more...
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About the Peace Corps
The Peace Corps provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn about other people, develop language and career skills, and help improve the quality of life for people in developing countries.
The goals of the Peace Corps are to promote peace and stability through education and training; foster understanding of other peoples among Americans; and enhance other peoples' understanding of Americans.
About 7,000 volunteers currently serve in more than 70 countries around the world, and to date about 170,000 Americans have volunteered since its establishment in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy.
Peace Corps is a government-funded non-profit organization with a headquarters in each respective partner country. Peace Corps must be invited into the country for this relationship to begin.
Benefits of Peace Corps service
Transportation to and from your assignment
Language, technical, and cross-cultural training
Medical and dental care
Vacation time and allowance
Readjustment allowance upon return (~$6,000)
Two years of overseas work experience relevant to your degree program