Peace Corps

Benefits of Being a Fellow

Generous Financial Package:

  • Full Tuition Waiver
  • Graduate Assistantship ($7,544/year 1)
  • Paid 11-month Community Internship ($19,800/year2)
  • Moving Allowance – at start of internship ($500)
  • AmeriCorps Education Award – issued upon successful completion of the internship, contingent upon continued funding from CNCS

Hands-on Internship Experience with an emphasis on Community and Economic Development:

  • Strong Personal and Professional Support
  • Access to a Network of Community Development Professionals through the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
  • Access to a Social Network of RPVCs Committed to Service and Education
  • Opportunity to Work on the Third Goal of Peace Corps
  • Rewarding Employment Opportunities After Graduation