printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Jobs in the Washington, DC Area



BusinessJournal -
• In the DC area, you can choose the Washington BusinessJournal. Their articles are especially good for leads on which companies are getting government contracts.
• In addition to business news, these publications list jobs and networking events. You can subscribe via e-mail.
• You can also post your resume on the site.

Center for Nonprofit Advancement (formerly Washington Council of Agencies) -
• Access free
• Covers DC area only
• Lists jobs in NPOs

Congressional Quarterly Hill Jobs -
• Free access
• Lists jobs with contact information, no hyperlinks

Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington -
• An organization "dedicated to sustaining and increasing regional leadership, appreciation, support and resources for arts and culture"
• Free CAGW JOB Bank includes opportunities in arts and administration.

District of Columbia -

DC Job Network -
• Focuses on DC area and lists a wide variety of jobs for which you can apply on the website.
• You can post your resume on the site.
• Also offers job search articles and advice.
• Provides links to:

Fairfax County -

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce -
• This website is an absolute gold mine with hyperlinks to member companies' websites and some truly excellent hyperlinks to other job search resources.

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority -
• This website has a "Living and Working" page with "Career Information" and more truly excellent hyperlinks to local companies and job search resources.

Fortune Magazine "The Power 25: Top Lobbying Groups" -
• Free access to this list, but access to many articles on this site require subscription
• Great articles on national business trends
• Excellent small business section on web page
• Hyperlink to job board

GCS: Professional Staffing Services for the Government Community -
• Website includes temporary and fulltime jobs (free access). Primarily mid-level contract and procurement jobs in government and commercial contracts.
• Covers DC area only.
• You can list your resume with GCS.

The Hill Newspaper -
• Free access

Hill Zoo Job Bank -
• Free access
• Sort by Democratic jobs, Republican jobs, and off-hill jobs

Montgomery County, Maryland -

Northern Virginia Technology Council -
• This website has a "Regional Job Center" on their website.

Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board -
• This website has information on jobs, on starting a small business, on training, and more.

Opportunities in Public Affairs -
• Public affairs openings in the Washington, D.C. area. Jobs are listed by functional area - public relations & media jobs, jobs on Capitol Hill, etc.
• Hard copy newsletter published twice monthly.
• Some vacancies accessible on website for free, but there is a subscription charge for access to 200+ vacancies. Short-term subscriptions are available.

Roll Call's RC Jobs -
• Roll Call's free job board, primarily lists jobs on Capital Hill, including lobbyists; search for jobs by title, keyword, or category.
• You can post resume on the site
• Their job seeker resources were prepared by Tom Morris who will be a familiar name to many of you!

Society for Intercultural Education, Training, & Research -
• Interesting topics and good networking opportunities

Society for International Development -
• Interesting topics and good networking opportunities

United Way DC -
• Represents approximately 1,100 social service agencies and 8 local offices.
• Lists jobs in all agencies and branches.
• Also lists volunteer opportunities.

Virginia's Electronic Labor Market Access -
• This website has "job seeker connections" plus other helpful info and hyperlinks to other job search resources.

The Washington Post -
• Available online and in hard copy; free access to website
• Excellent articles on area and national business trends
• In hard copy, Sunday edition is best for jobs - check both the Business and Jobs sections for job ads and job fair announcements
• Website offers all kinds of job search advice, networking opportunities, and resources
• Look for the annual "Post 200" profile of area companies

Washington Times -

The Washingtonian Magazine -
• Free access
• Publishes annual list of best places to work in DC area
• Offers hyperlinks to job boards, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, and to executive-headhunting firms
• Also lists area employment commissions and some career counseling firms
• Many articles profiling local movers and shakers in business world ("100 People to Watch," "Top 50 Journalists," "Best and Brightest," etc.)
• Hyperlinks to Small Business Administration and a Small Business Help Center

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.

Back to Top

Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.