Since it seems many of you have done it before or are currently working in DC, I thought I'd ask for a bit of advice. I recently graduated from a "top" university with a 3.8+ GPA. Without any job offers attractive enough to make me stay in the Bay Area, I've decided to move to DC to work on or as close as possible to the Hill. My resume is respectable (3 internships, 1 competitive fellowship, research skills, etc), but it's mainly limited to office/research roles. I've decided to make the move in September to take advantage of the vacated positions filled by summer interns. How much money will I need to make the move from California? This is my main issue, I have about two thousand dollars to my name and can not expect any help from parents, relatives, etc. How long should I expect it to take to find a job? Assuming I work as a floater while blanketing CH with my resume and working my connections in DC to find me informational interviews. Do the internal employment listservs really exist? Does anyone know where/how to find them? So, I guess that's my situation. Feel free to dash my dreams et cetera, I'd like to hear it all.