I have been working at Center for American ProgressPros
The Economic Policy team does a great job involving interns in their day-to-day activities. I worked on important projects and felt that I was able to really contribute during my time there.Cons
As an intern, I often ended up doing fairly tedious tasks involving the more boring aspects of research. While this was a con, it should be expected that interns do simple yet time-consuming tasks that are important to the larger goals of the organization.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
I applied online. I received a phone message (but I was working elsewhere at the time) so I could not respond right when they called. It was absolutely impossible to make out the message. No matter how loudly or how slowly the message played, it was very difficult to understand what was the message. After 4-5 tries I managed to reverse-Google the phone number and realized it was CAP.
I called the number to proceed with the process. Two people I spoke to on two separate days said that unless I had a name from the message, they couldn't direct me to the right person. I explained to each person that whoever left the message needed to enunciate more and the second person transferred me. The next two people I spoke to needed me to explain the situation AGAIN and the last one attempted to transfer to the press office. I managed to halt that transfer and explained that I had not applied to a press/media position.
Finally I managed to get ahold of the person that I think was the one who posted the position or was the supervisor, since it seemed her name was within the garbled message. She said she would look into it and get back to me. Following up via email during the next week led to no response.
Based on some of the other reviews here, this lack of response was not an isolated case here (nor is it isolated just to CAP). I guess they do not have an HR director/admin assistant to handle the incoming applicant flow. The disorganization and sloppy work was rather disappointing, but I suppose it was better to sooner rather than later in the process.No OfferNegative Experience
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