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An opportunity of immense personal growth, a professional launchpad

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

I worked at Aspen Institute as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Aspen attracts young and brilliant people - the culture is the best part. Aspen works on a wide diversity of issues. Aspen unique in its decentralized structure, encouraging entrepreneurship, while streamlining the bureaucracy. Opportunity to travel.

Cons

Sometimes overworked, or working long hours. Nonprofit sector means less pay than a similar position in the private sector.

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Continue supporting the young employees with professional development

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    Incredibly bureaucratic and slow. Textbook example of too much overhead spending and very few outputs.

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    Former Employee - Philanthropy Program Research Fellow in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Philanthropy Program Research Fellow in Washington, DC

    I worked at Aspen Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Nice perks, like like the Christmas party at a giant estate in Maryland were you get to spend the night
    -Despite signing up as a research fellow I just sat at my desk and constantly ran out of busywork, so ended up getting lots of schoolwork and personal stuff done

    Cons

    If you have any shred of excitement for research and actually contributing to relevant projects avoid at all costs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great experience for a Non-profit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aspen Institute as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, Lots of free lunch

    Cons

    Career progression can be a problem

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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