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Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Interning is easy work to get your foot in the door on the Hill.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  2. US House Member Personal Office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of room for upward mobility at a young age. Opportunities to write legislation, testimony, and speeches. Great networking opportunities with other legislative staff, representatives from industry and the non profit world.

    Cons

    Late nights, often low pay, some constituents do not treat you well.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage staff to get home at a reasonable hour on slow days/evenings. Provide staff with reasonable vacation time even during the busy time of year.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Exciting, but dysfunctional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Communications Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always the center of action

    Cons

    Long hours, poor pay and crazy bosses

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  5. Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Communications Director in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unique experience. It is the political center of the world. Very rewarding on many levels.

    Cons

    Long hours and hard work.

  6. Educational

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    Pros

    -Gained insight to the legislative process at the national level
    -Networking opportunities are bountiful
    -Knowledge of the current political issues and trends

    Cons

    -Stressful at times
    -Draining
    -Working for the government can lead to burnout at an early age
    -Low income (unless you are senior staff)

  7. Challenging, Demanding, Experience Primarily Based on Member's Office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Press Secretary in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Press Secretary in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Public service, opportunity to Impact the nation through sound legislation, useful messaging strategies, great potential for networking and collaboration.

    Cons

    Erratic schedule, partisan politics, and last-minute planning.

    Advice to Management

    Better organization and more structure.

  8. U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Director 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

    - Great Exeperience
    - Great Opportunity for Networking
    - Will Look Great on Your Resume

    Cons

    - Oftentimes Involves Tedious Work
    - Unpaid Internship

    Advice to Management

    Seek to involve your interns more in meaningful affairs. Diversify the work.

  9. Helpful (1)

    In four years I rose swiftly into a policy role where my work had major impact on national initiatives.

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

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting atmosphere, intellectually challenging, fast paced, important issues with national and international impact, exposure to a wide array of issue areas, great for networking, good chance of lateral movement to the private sector

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, high turnaround, emotionally taxing, high demands, little room for error, little on the job training, rare help from management in professional development

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on retention of staff. Institutional knowledge is a great asset that cannot be taught. Be careful on compensation level - if the divide is too large between upper and lower level employees it may breed complacency and high turnover.

  10. Overworked and underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Communications Director in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of action, feel at the center of the world, lots of younger, ambitious and idealistic types.

    Cons

    Long hours, culture of workaholism, no real metrics for success, inadequate performance reviews.

  11. Cool experience if you're into politics, but wouldn't recommend it for everyone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're into politics, D.C. is the place to be.
    Get to see some of the behind the scenes action of Congress.
    The city is flooded with young interns, so having a social life is easy. I would recommend waiting until you're 21 to do it.
    Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    You're unpaid.
    You actually have to spend a lot of money to do it (I mean a lot). D.C. is not a cheap city, so if you're coming from out of state like most of the interns, prepare to spend some cash.
    How the staff treats you is completely dependent on the office you're working in.
    You deal with crazy people calling you all day (as in people who complain about aliens).
    You do tedious work that the staff doesn't want to do.

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