Interviewing and Placement
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps interview and placement process is one of mutual discernment and reflection. Applicants will have the opportunity to learn more about JVC, the four values, and the value of committing to JVC. Throughout the process applicants will engage in conversation with JVC staff and will be asked to consider their commitment to the program. JVC staff will challenge applicants to fully consider the four values and to remain open to serving where needed.
Prior to an interview, all potential Jesuit Volunteers are required to read and familiarize themselves with JVC's four values and review specific materials about JVC listed below. Reviewing and reflecting on these materials is critical for applicants to work through the discernment process in an informed way.
As you discern your decision to apply to JVC, it is also wise to consider your current financial obligations. Jesuit Volunteers have had success seeking deferment for most federal Stafford and Perkins loans. It would be wise to check with your lender to find out more. You can read more information in our Loan Deferment FAQ.
Please review the following documents for more information regarding the screening and interview process:
- Domestic interview and screening process timeline
- Domestic interview preparation guide
- The Covenant of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps
- Sample Domestic Program Handbook
Should applicants be invited to the second phase of the domestic screening process, they will go on to have additional interviews with agencies where they could be placed to work. In preparation for an interview with a potential JVC placement site, we encourage all applicants to ask the agency contact for a full job description and prepare for the interview as you would for any job. Additionally, we have put together a list of questions that may be helpful for you to ask during your interview.
There is only one deadline to apply for the international program (January 14, 2015). Once completed applications are reviewed, applicants are invited for the first phase of interviewing, between the deadline and Mid February. After this stage, applicants may be invited to one of four discernment weekends, where they will have a second, in person interview. Discernment weekends are scheduled for:
February 27-March 1, Santa Clara, CA
March 13-15, Washington, DC
March 13-15, Chicago, IL
March 20-22, Washington, DC
To reflect more on JVC’s International Program and in preparation for the first round of interviews, applicants should review the following: