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Great place to gain experience, people are friendly.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Washington, DC

ProsAs an internship, it's a great way to network with people, learn about political research, and learn about event management with senior political figures. CSIS apparently fill nearly half of their staff positions from interns. The people that work their recognize it's an unpaid internship and make sure you know they value your contribution.

ConsThe internships are unpaid and there seems to be an expectation that you will work a full work week.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive, with some disappointing moments

    Research Intern (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    I have been working at Center for Strategic and International Studies


    Pros: Interesting work, sometimes you can be busy which gives you a sense of purpose,… Cons: I started interning there so I could eventually sustain a job. Full time positions are not plentiful and sometimes the work will… Advice to Senior Management: Make us feel like we are actually contributing to something. I… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    One of the better internships available to grow political research network and skills

    Intern (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    I worked at Center for Strategic and International Studies


    Pros: Everybody is very professional and friendly. Access to a wide variety of conferences held by CSIS and other… Cons: Not so much a con but you're still an intern and when the research associates are busy, you will be expected to do some of… Advice to Senior Management: Thank you, it was a great experience. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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