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Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. Internship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great work environment, mostly young peopled, very relaxed work atmosphere

    Cons

    Work assignments usually not very challenging, many times no assignments or anything to do. This was true for the staffers and LAs, as well, it seemed.


  2. Leaves you jaded

    Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives as an intern (Less than a year)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being close to the legislative process, access to snacks, lots of free food events. You feel like you are part of a team

    Cons

    Seeing how corrupt some politicians are and seeing how typically they vote for or against a bill solely to keep their job


  3. I was given a great opportunity to serve my country.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Congressional Aide in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Congressional Aide in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to work with and meet many elected officials and do work that made a difference for our country.

    Cons

    Most of the work is in Washington, DC


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  5. Good experience, low pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can't get experience like this anywhere else. You get to be a part of the legislative process and see how many other industries work.

    Cons

    Low pay, loads of responsibility, and very intense work environment.


  6. I was intern who took constituent phone calls, drafted press releases, and did research for policy memos.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get access to a lot of places most people don't see!

    Cons

    A LOT of work/long days for no pay or any compensation.


  7. I interned for a Representative for one semester.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The experience of working on the Hill is worth it. There are uncountable opportunities to network, and you get a great view of the legislative process. Plus, you get real insight into what most Congressional offices are actually focused on: pleasing and supporting constituents.

    Cons

    Most work is fairly administrative. You work long hours. Intern's don't get paid, and most people in member offices get paid very little.


  8. Your experience will depend on the Member of Congress. Also, my was based on district office employment, not DC.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Constituent Services Representative
    Current Employee - Constituent Services Representative

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to meet an unlimited number of people, exposure to any industry you can think of, helping people solve problems, personal interactions with leaders of the country, constant problem solving with extreme variance in complexity, opportunities for travel (local, rare national, and very rare international)

    Cons

    Low pay (depending on the Member), long hours, sometimes meeting people/constituents at their worst/most desperate, instances where unable to help, some agencies are completely unshakable in their complacency, focus can swiftly focus on DC office priorities and District office is left out of communication strategy, limited opportunities for advancement within most offices.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you empower your employees, in DC and district offices equally.


  9. It is what you make of it, however very dull and long hours in my opinion

    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives

    Pros

    The Networking and Resume spot

    Cons

    Long hours, little to no pay, and very dull quiet office

    Advice to Management

    Liven it up!!


  10. Landing an internship on Capitol Hill is great, but being an intern isn't all its cracked up to be

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Congressional Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Congressional Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a Capitol Hill intern is the best way to learn the legislative process. Interns also have the opportunity to attend guest lectures on Capitol Hill. Washington D.C. is an amazing city!

    Cons

    Work assignments were rarely challenging. The Congressman I worked for was actively involved with the development of his interns, which I was very lucky to have. But most Congressman won't invest time in their interns, let alone remember their names. Capitol Hill Internships are unpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Despite a low approval rating, Congress is doing their best to make things work. Imagine if you and your colleagues were responsible for the well being of 350 million people. It's a tough job for anyone.


  11. Interning is easy work to get your foot in the door on the Hill.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Legislative Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Legislative Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you want to be a Legislative Assistant and/or eventually a lobbyist, this is where you start. Interns do lots of mundane tasks to allow LAs to get their more important work done. If you've never written politically correct or sensitive letters or other written product you will get some good training.

    Cons

    Disenchanting effect on your perception of Representatives representing the will of their constituencies. Unpaid labor is probably technically illegal, but all internships seem to be completely unpaid. Living in DC is very expensive.



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