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    Wonderful opportunity to see how a bureau in DC functions as a branch of the US government.

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    Current Employee - Research in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on your employer, you get a lot of practical research experience with your area of focus. In my case, i was able to learn grass roots organization research and develop a program from the field up to DC.

    Cons

    A lot of the work involves people hundreds of miles a mile, and while I did get to go on a site visit. It's hard being cooped up in the office and deal directly with concerns in the field.

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    Keep the specific offices staff fairly small so that there is a tight knit job environment. This allowed everyone in the office an opportunity to see their full potential in a variety of settings.

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    Great internship experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of the Interior as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Rare paid DC internship (though I'm not sure if that's still the case); the staff are very much invested in making it a positive experience; great exposure to substantive Federal Government work; whatever your issue areas of interest, this a good way to get a feel for the basic tasks and responsibilities that make policy work.

    Cons

    For all that Interior's work is important and valuable (National Parks, conservation, energy development, Alaska/the Arctic, American Indian issues, and more), many people you talk to outside the building won't have any idea what the Department does.

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    Best first job with great people to compliment the experience.

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    Former Employee - Office Automation Clerk in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Office Automation Clerk in Lakewood, CO

    I worked at US Department of the Interior as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small office environment in HR and Personnel Security where employees are very close to each other

    Cons

    No real cons. May be stuck in the same position as an intern. - Find yourself promotions

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    Try to assist students more when interested in transferring to another location, if possible or providing way back into federal government before graduation

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    Great place to work at the DOI

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    Current Employee - Business Management Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Management Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and family friendly

    Cons

    Takes time for promotion but that's throughout the Federal Government

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    Keep Hiring the youth you are doing a great job investing in the future

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    DOI - A good agency

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of the Interior full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work for and with.

    Cons

    The District is not optimum for people who want peace and quiet.

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    Pay close attention to your folks!

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    I had an awesome time working at Interior!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of the Interior

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Great opportunities.

    Cons

    As an intern, no room for job offer.

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    Mature but capable employer

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    Current Employee - Landscape Architect
    Current Employee - Landscape Architect

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior

    Pros

    There are many talented people here and it can be rewarding to work together. Coworkers are often enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and generous with their time.
    This is work, but the agency mission plays a very positive role in maintaining a sense of purpose throughout.
    Pay levels are relatively flat, so you never feel management is taking advantage of the rank and file.

    Cons

    Pay levels are relatively flat, so you wonder if taking on a promotion is worth the increased stress.
    Some employees are not very productive and do not comprehend the need cooperate with peers to accomplish wider agency goals.

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    Recruitment efforts for top young talent needs to be stepped up. Student loan payback programs exist, but are not being used to full advantage.

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