Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Great institution, some departments more so than others

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

I worked at Center for Strategic and International Studies as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Dr. Hamre has created a culture of accountability and a commitment to excellence. Upper management takes its mission goals seriously.

Cons

My department was poorly organized and had low substantive output. The Chair and fellows did not have a coherent plan of action.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create a more responsive feedback mechanism to reward and encourage top-notch work.

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    Great place to gain experience, people are friendly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Center for Strategic and International Studies

    Pros

    As 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Positive, with some disappointing moments

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Intern in 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, my program is incredibly supportive of me taking time off to interview at other places.

    Cons

    I started interning there so I could eventually sustain a job. Full time positions are not plentiful and sometimes the work will make you lose a little steam because interns are everywhere. But I will say the opportunity is what you make of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make us feel like we are actually contributing to something. I feel like you give us busy work until something important actually happens

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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