If you are an RPCV looking for local opportunities or a next step, consider these Local Opportunities for RPCVs.
RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison is known for having a vibrant and active Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPVC) community. You can also find many RPCV students, staff, and faculty on campus. We want to continue to connect RPCVs with each other in terms of social gatherings, local volunteer opportunities, and community-based events.
The UW-Madison Campus Peace Corps Recruiting office maintains a strong link to the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison, a nonprofit group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and other individuals who promote Peace Corps ideals.
Visit the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison website to join the group and learn more.
Another way to connect with other alumni, RPCVs, or members of your class, as well as give back as a mentor for current students is by signing up for Badger Bridge.
The Third Goal of Peace Corps is just as essential today as when the mission was created in 1961:
“Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of all Americans.”
- Share Your Experience – There are many ways to share your Peace Corps experience in the United States! The Peace Corps will send you a free Third Goal Kit of promotional materials to use during your event, with extra items to say thank you!
- Speakers Match – The World Wise Schools Speakers Match program connects RPCVs to classrooms, after-school program, retirement homes, and community groups to share experiences from their Peace Corps service.
- Third Goal on Facebook – Get the latest news by visiting the Peace Corps Third Goal Facebook page.
- Peace Corps Media Library – The Peace Corps media library holds a collection of current and archival images taken by Peace Corps staff and Volunteers.
- Peace Corps’ Official YouTube Channel – Spread the Peace Corps story using any of the videos from the Peace Corps’ Official YouTube Channel.
- Peace Corps Fast Facts – Stay up-to-date with Peace Corps Statistics by utilizing this fast fact sheet.
- Submit Your Third Goal Event! – Talk about your event that shares others cultures with Americans, and register the event here!
Opportunities for Returned Volunteers
Are you a returned Peace Corps Volunteer looking for opportunities or resources to determine your next step?
Consider the following!
Also consider checking out this e-newsletter, “Tips & Resources for Job Searching During COVID-19” from Jobs That Help.
- Third Goal work on Campus
- Opportunities via Jobs That Help
- Coach Secondary School Teachers of English in Uzbekistan
- Doctors Without Borders/MSF-USA
- Grad School
- Environmental Observation and Informatics - Master of Science
The campus-based Peace Corps Recruiter (email@example.com) is always looking for RPCV assistance. Check with the recruiter for any questions on the following options:
- Giving classroom presentations
- Presenting for student organizations, community groups, or sitting in on panel discussions
- Providing information at career fair tables
- Connecting with potential Peace Corps applicants
- If you are a graduate student, join the Peace Corps Advocates student organization.
The UW-Madison Peace Corps office shares information with RPCVs through its email listserv. If you would like to join the list, email the recruiter with your contact information and country/years of service, or if you are a UW alumnus, fill out this form from the Wisconsin Alumni Association.
Always remember to log into the RPCV Portal to tell Peace Corps when you share your experience.
Opportunities on Jobs That Help
Looking for a meaningful career that makes a positive difference in your community? If so, this website, Jobs That Help, could be a good resource for you.
As a job or internship seeker visiting Jobs That Help, the largest job board focused on nonprofit career opportunities in Wisconsin, you can:
- Browse current nonprofit job and internship openings near you in Wisconsin
- Post and manage your resume (privately viewable by hundreds of nonprofit employers in the state)
- Bookmark jobs with a note to access them later in your account
- Create custom job alerts to make sure opportunities aren’t missed
- Learn about events relevant to your job search and professional development
- Access guides and other resources on nonprofit job and internship seeking
In addition, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for announcements about job fairs, nonprofit career-related events, and tips and resources to strengthen your job or internship search!
Apply to Coach Secondary School Teachers of English in Uzbekistan
The English Speaking Nation: Coaches Program (ESN:CP) strengthens secondary school teachers’ pedagogical and classroom English skills in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
ESN:CP will place highly trained U.S. educators in year-long program assignments in five regional Ministry of Public Education In-Service Training Institutes (INSETI) in Uzbekistan.
Each Coach will:
- Spread high quality pedagogy standards to EFL teachers at local public schools utilizing a team-teaching model;
- Cultivate a core of professional English language teacher-leaders in their assigned region by providing sustainable methods of clinical supervision to highlight the value of peer observation and feedback;
- Support the English Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training (ESN:STT) program by conducting professional development activities for in-service teachers;
- Teach EFL in secondary schools identified by the INSETI center;
- Share U.S. culture and values with students and teachers in Uzbekistan through direct teaching in secondary schools and American Corners;
- Assist in Embassy-sponsored trainings and conferences.
Each Coach receives:
- In depth pre-departure and arrival orientations;
- Visa support;
- Roundtrip airfare;
- Supplemental health benefit plan;
- On program support from expert local staff;
- Package of approximately $54,000 that includes: Stipend of $2,585 per month;
- Allowance to cover in-country housing, room and board, and local transportation;
- One-time support towards covering participant dependent travel costs;
- Allowance for organizing professional development workshops and events in Uzbekistan.
Coaches are TESOL experts with significant experience conducting teacher professional development workshops, providing clinical supervision, and mentoring EFL teachers. In addition to their professional expertise, Coaches must be self-motivated, adaptable and have the ability to travel and work in Uzbekistan.
Eligibility criteria include:
- U.S. citizenship;
- A master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent graduate degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field;
- Minimum five years’ teaching experience in a TESOL related field;
- Demonstrated experience conducting English language teacher professional development;
- Demonstrated commitment to the field of English language teaching;
- Flexibility and freedom to live and work for a year internationally;
- Regional Central Asian/CIS experience (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) strongly preferred;
- Cross-cultural sensitivity and respect.
American Councils for International Education English Speaking Nation Program12 Shota Rustaveli StreetGrand Business Center, Office #208 Yakkasaroy District 100070 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
T: +9220.127.116.11.50 (Uzbekistan) +1.202.833.7522 (Washington, D.C.)
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at: ais.americancouncils.org/esn
Application deadline: October 19, 2020, at 11:59PM EST
Doctors Without Borders / MSF-USA
*Please note: MSF is not currently recruiting staff specifically pertaining to a COVID-19 response. Our field recruitment needs are not urgent or in response to COVID-19 at this time.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is actively seeking to diversify our field staff, both medical and non-medical. Our first objective is to enlist the expertise and support of organizations and associations focused on professional development and enrichment of minority groups, communities of color and women. As an emergency medical humanitarian organization, establishing and maintaining these relationships is a key objective to connecting with qualified, highly-skilled individuals motivated to support our projects and provide care to those most in need.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who has an interest in working in a challenging yet rewarding environment where you can have a tangible impact.
Find out about the job opportunities and work requirements here: Work in the Field.
You can reach Chelsey by email with any inquiries about our fieldwork opportunities.
Chelsey Kohnen firstname.lastname@example.org
Field HR Recruitment Outreach Assistant
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
If you are an ePCV, RPCV, or recent graduate, as you evaluate your options, you might be looking at grad school. Most programs have openings until filled (especially in this time of virtual learning), so feel free to reach out to any program of interest.
Find out more about your options here:
Programs and Degrees
Here is some additional, specific grad school information from programs especially supportive of RPCVs:
The UW-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs
The UW Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is giving the opportunity to earn a MS in Environmental Observation & Informatics in 15 months. The attached EOI UWMadison Flyer offers more information.
If you have questions, contact Nathan Schulfer, Director of International and Professional Programs, email@example.com
Specialized Business Master’s Degree Offerings:
The Wisconsin School of Business offers several one-year specialized master’s programs. Each of these programs are geared toward recent college graduates and early-career professionals.
WSB offers degrees in supply chain management, business analytics, real estate, and arts leadership. Students from a variety of undergraduate majors can succeed in these programs and add their diverse perspectives to the cohorts.
Students can gain a competitive advantage with a specialized business master’s degree designed to meet employers’ needs in high-demand fields.
In recognition of the current crisis and the lack of access for GMAT/GRE testing, we have instituted a new waiver policy. For applications submitted to the master’s programs now through July for Fall 2020 start, current undergraduate students may request a GMAT/GRE waiver based on their ACT or SAT score. The alternative assessment will be used as a holistic part of the admissions process along with their undergraduate transcript.
Students looking for more information can contact the Wisconsin School of Business Program Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earn your MS in Environmental Observation & Informatics.
Find information within flyer: EOI UWMadison Flyer.