Get Involved!

Are you interested in getting more involved with AFSA in its role as the professional association and union for the Foreign Service? This page will list all available opportunities to do so.

  • Join the Foreign Service Journal Editorial Board: AFSA is now seeking several new members to serve on the Foreign Service Journal Editorial Board. Active-duty and retired Foreign Service AFSA members from all the foreign affairs agencies are invited to apply for a two-year term beginning late summer 2019. The Foreign Service Journal occupies a unique space, covering diplomacy, development and life and work in the Foreign Service from an insider’s perspective. The Journal welcomes and seeks a wide variety of opinions and voices. It is a place to air ideas, to spark and continue conversations and debate. You can help shepherd this treasured 100-year-old publication into its next century by volunteering to serve on the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board sets the editorial direction of the Journal, in consultation with the editorial staff. Editorial Board members, appointed by the AFSA Governing Board, meet once a month to evaluate manuscripts, decide on future topics and otherwise help ensure that the Journal speaks effectively to the issues of importance to the Foreign Service. Board members must be able to attend, in person, monthly meetings at AFSA headquarters (generally the second Tuesday of the month, for a good lunch and great discussion). The total monthly time commitment averages from four to six hours for reading and reviewing articles and attending the meeting. This is an exciting time to get involved with the FSJ, which has entered its centennial year with an exhibit sharing 100 years of the Journal and the launch of the searchable digital archive. If interested, please email a CV, a completed application form, including a statement of interest telling us why you want to join the Editorial Board, what you would bring to the position and how you see the role of the FSJ—to journal@afsa.org by April 22 (Subject line: “EB Volunteer”). The application form is posted at www.afsa.org/committees. Thank you!