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APPLY NOW to be a 2020-2021 Peace Corps Campus Ambassador

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Peace Corps Campus Ambassador Maria Kitchin (left) at a fall 2019 event.

Do you have a strong interest in service and enjoy encouraging others to get involved? Will you be on campus for the 2020-2021 school year? Apply now to be a Peace Corps Campus Ambassador for Illinois State University! The application closes 5 p.m. (PST) Friday, April 17.

Current Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors are anthropology major Maria Kitchin and public relations major Shaylin Quaid.

What do Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors do?

Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors are students who share information about the Peace Corps with their peers. Ambassadors can organize campus events, table at campus fairs, and advertise through social media. They work alongside a Peace Corps regional recruiter in coordination with Illinois State’s Peace Corps programs at the Stevenson Center.

But I haven’t served in the Peace Corps!

Prior service is not required! Selected students are trained for the position and connected with returned Peace Corps Volunteers at Illinois State.

What is the commitment?

The time needed averages less than five hours per week for the fall and spring semesters. Of course, you’ll want to be present for any events you organize!

What are the benefits?

  • A Peace Corps regional recruiter provides guidance and support, which may include a recommendation letter at year’s end (dependent on performance).
  • Ambassadors build there résumés and get a taste of the Peace Corps, a U.S. federal agency that enhances the capacity of countries around the world.
  • If they decide to apply to Peace Corps, the position can bolster their application, and the recruiter can provide tailored advice on the application process.

How can I learn more?

Exiting Peace Corps Campus Ambassador Shaylin Quaid offered, “I would love to answer any questions you may have! My email is sdquaid@ilstu.edu. You can also learn more about the Peace Corps and the ambassador position through their website! Through my ambassadorship, I’ve networked with so many different people, improved my public speaking skills, and solidified my decision to serve with the Peace Corps. I gladly recommend this experience to anyone interested in growing as an individual and professional.”

Shaylin Quaid is also the Stevenson Center’s public relations intern. If you are interested in that position for 2020-2021, please email StevensonCenter@ilstu.edu.