Jobs at the Embassy

Thank you for your interest in employment with the U.S. Mission in Portugal.

The U.S. Mission in Portugal provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

The Embassy HR Office accepts applications only for specific vacancy announcements. We will not accept applications that are not associated with a specific vacancy announcement.

To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Mission in Portugal and to apply online, please visit our ERA site:

ERA (Electronic Recruitment Application)

  • No vacancies to announce

ERA is a new electronic application management system. Please consult the video in the sidebar to learn how to create a new account and apply.

When applying for a vacancy, please locate “Who May Apply” in the Overview section to see if you are eligible. Possibilities for who may apply are as follows:

Who May Apply

Open to: All Interested Candidates – Anyone with Portuguese Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or Work Permit may apply.

Open to: Current Employees of the Mission – Anyone who is currently employed by the U.S. Mission in Portugal may apply. Third Party Contractors are not eligible.

Open to: USEFMs only – Only U.S. Citizens Eligible Family Members may apply. USEFMs may also apply to the above “Open to” categories. For more information click on this link.


  • Internships are available in the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Consulate Lisbon, Facilities Management, Public Affairs, Political-Economic section, Human Resources and U.S. Consulate in Ponta Delgada. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Learn more here.