Employment Opportunities at CNCS

CNCS offers employment at our Washington, DC, headquarters office and at state offices, located across the country.

The following information applies to employment positions within the United States federal government and does not necessarily apply to the volunteer or member opportunities offered through the national service programs.


Current Vacancies

To view current vacancies within CNCS, please visit our page on, the official job site of the United States Federal Government.

NOTE: These vacancies are posted using the USAStaffing automated recruitment system. To complete your application package, you will be asked to register in USAStaffings’ Application Manager, submit an up-to-date resume, and respond to job-related questions. Registration is quick and easy, and need only be done once. You may update your resume at any time and use it to apply to any CNCS announcement.

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CNCS takes pride in the work it does to “Get Things Done for America.” Interns play an important role in moving our mission forward and provide valuable support to our various departments. Our agency understands that work experience gained through internships can shape your career and be a gateway to future opportunities. CNCS offers both paid and unpaid internships throughout the year at our headquarters office in Washington, DC and at select field offices around the United States.

To qualify for an internship, you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university, and be in good standing.

We are now recruiting Summer 2018 interns in Washington, DC and select state offices. Anticipated internship dates are June 11, 2018 – August 17, 2018. Dates are subject to change based on location and position.

For more information and to apply, please go to our Internship Announcement:

Washington, DC:

The CNCS Human Resource System

The National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993 provided CNCS with special statutory authority to establish alternatives to some of the government-wide personnel policies specified in Title 5 of the United States Code (U.S.C.).  Specifically, CNCS was provided the flexibility to establish an “excepted service alternative personnel system” containing its own policies and procedures in the areas of selection, compensation and classification.

Many statutory provisions of Title 5 U.S.C. remain applicable to CNCS employees, including those covering equal opportunity, veterans’ preference, benefits, standards of conduct and citizenship. Also, when CNCS established its own human resources policies in 1995, some CNCS employees remained covered by the competitive service personnel system. All new employees since that time are in the excepted service under the CNCS system.

Employer of National Service

As an Employer of National Service, CNCS is committed to providing job opportunities to national service participants. Accordingly, qualified AmeriCorps members (current and former), returned Peace Corps volunteers and other national service participants are encouraged to apply to our positions.

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