Interviewing and Placement
The JVC screening and placement process is one of mutual discernment and reflection. The JVC staff engages with each applicant in a dialogue meant to determine whether the applicant is prepared for a commitment to a year of structured community living and the challenge of working at one of JVC's job placement sites.
*Note this is a sample of the Domestic JV Handbook, provided by the Baltimore Program Office. Each is personalized for the year and program office with which the JV is serving. Once accepted into the program, JVs will receive a handbook for the relevant region. The dates and locations are personalized, but the general information is consistent across the country.
Please review the following documents for more information regarding the screening and interview process:
- Domestic interview and sceening process timeline
- Domestic interview preparation guide
- The Covenant of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps
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 tyou to ask during your interview.
There is only one deadline to apply for the international program (January 16, 2013). Once completed applications are reviewed, applicants are invited for the first phase of interviewing, between January 17th – February 11th. After this stage if the applicant is invited to one of four discernment weekends, the second interview is in person. Dates are March 1 – 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C., March 8 – 10, 2013 in Chicago, and March 15 – 17, 2013 in Washington, DC and Santa Clara, CA.
In preparation for the first round of interviews applicants should review the international program handbook and covenant.
If you have been invited to a discernment weekend this year, review these essential documents in advance.