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Brookings Institution Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
37 Reviews

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    Internship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart and really nice people. Plus, you can go to all of the events where you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Sometimes I am left with nothing to do

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Normal Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing fantastic, except the networking :)

    Cons

    Nothing too bad. It was unpaid though.

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    Governance Studies intern

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of responsibilities, great networking opportunities, interesting work

    Cons

    Unpaid, little flexibility in choosing what projects you work on

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    Positive Outlook
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    Great experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Coordinator  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Communications Coordinator in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Pros

    Had a lot of chance to meet people from different backgrounds.

    Cons

    Nothing so negative except for being unpaid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I was working on technology policy at Brookings and it was a great time

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

    Pros

    The workload is very manageable and research topic highly enjoyable. The general atmosphere is great - a lot of intern bonding events, and my boss was very nice to me. Also had a lot of opportunities to meet with scholars across the institution.

    Cons

    There could be down time with not that much work to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Extraordinary Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Brilliant researchers, great opportunities for learning from and and contributing to important work.

    Cons

    A little culture-heavy, with it's own set of buzz words that everyone uses.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people, researchers have lots of discretion/independence as to how their projects are executed, very collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, less than ideal pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for their long hours through higher salaries or some sort of bonus program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Intelligent people everywhere, from top to bottom.
    Interesting projects, and some freedom as junior staff.
    They take care of you pretty well, food, references, an overall friendly place.
    Great for resume
    Business casual

    Cons

    Can seem pretty divided in terms of expertise (Don't seen gov, Studies and Met. Policy hang out much), but that is expected, and i may be wrong.
    Senior management out of office every now an then, but also expected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Independence in your work

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

    Pros

    The People, the resources, and the impact you are making on policy in DC.
    The quality of the work produced is top notch
    Great networking and opportunity to meet other people at the forefront of their field

    Cons

    Very demanding but rewarding in the end
    Expect high quality to be expected from your team or boss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can be more engaging and give more feedback to employers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Internship Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Had a great summer internship experience here. I was able to work with data and reports on day one, and the environment is very friendly and supportive. The hours are flexible and telecommuting can be arranged if/when you need it. The people here are some of the best and brightest in DC.

    Cons

    No significant downsides during my experience here. Just be ready for the weather if you're working here for the summer.

    Recommends

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