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DC Area Employment and Volunteer Work


The Washington Post Sunday Jobs Section is an excellent job search tool.  Check your local newspaper for additional opportunities.

Networking is a proven way to find a job:

  • Get to know your neighbors and colleagues 
  • Reconnect with old friends 
  • Join community, professional and special interest groups

Transition Center Training
The Transition Center (TC) offers employees and their families training for effectiveness in the foreign affairs community and foreign service lifestyle by facilitating transitions throughout their careers.  Read more.

Family Liaison Office 
The Family Liaison Office (FLO) offers a full range of employment services for those spouses/partners returning to the United States, including a listing of resources for your job search. FLO organizes special events and meetings to support family members who are looking for DC area employment, plus publishes The Network, a free e-newsletter on employment.  To contact FLO, tel: 202.647.1076 or email:

Career Resource Development Center (CDRC)
The CDRC offers free career counseling, resume help, testing, and more for family members and Department of State employees.  To contact the CDRC, tel: 202.663.3042 or email:

Career Transition Center (CTC)
The Transition Center's CTC, located at FSI, offers helpful job search articles and an extensive bibliography listing job search and other employment resources. CTC also offers a section on Washington DC employment.

The Career Transition Center provides a list of DC area resources on volunteering.  

Additional Resources

The above links are for informational purposes only and in no way constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.

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