Associate Membership

The associate membership program is designed for anyone outside the active duty or retired Foreign Service who has an interest in and connection to diplomacy, development and the Foreign Service. We welcome members from all walks of life - students, academics, international affairs and development practitioners, Congressional staff, and the general public to name a few. As per the AFSA bylaws, article III section 3, all applications for associate membership must be approved by the AFSA Membership Committee. Instructions on how to apply are outlined below.

Benefits of AFSA Membership

AFSA offers a variety of benefits that are exclusive to our members. Please click here to learn more about these benefits. Note that not all benefits are available to associate members.

How Do I Join?

All those applying for AFSA associate membership will be asked to provide an application, their CV, and a statement of interest. On the statement of interest (no more than 200 words), applicants should outline why they wish to join the association and their relationship to the Foreign Service community.

Click here to download an associate membership application form. We ask that you please print and fill out the form and send to us via one of the channels below (along with your statement of interest and CV):



Associate Membership Applications
American Foreign Service Association
2101 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Member Dues

Category 2024 Annual
Associate Membership $143.77

Contact Us!

AFSA’s membership department stands ready to help you with any question or concern you may have. Please feel free to get in touch with us at any time, and we will do our very best to assist you: