Adaptability, creativity, project development and management, how to do more with less — Peace Corps taught you a lot. The Stevenson Center is here to help you leverage that learning into a Master’s degree.
Since 1994, the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program at Illinois State University has further developed the skills of returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), preparing the next generation of development specialists. Fellows complete one calendar year of full-time coursework and 11 months of hands-on professional practice with communities or organizations needing the skills and expertise RPCVs possess.
Stevenson Center alumni go on to work in a wide variety of leadership roles in NGO’s and in local, state, and federal governments, both in the U.S. and abroad. The combination of intensive coursework with international and domestic service enables our students to be uniquely competitive in the job market.
Your Peace Corps service matters at Illinois State University. You can share your experience with Peace Corps Prep students and connect with local RPCVs. Each year, one Peace Corps Fellow has a graduate assistantship working with Peace Corps as a campus recruiter.