Center for Strategic and International Studies
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An interview for a position to kick-off a life's work in diplomacy

Intern (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Center for Strategic and International Studies as an intern for less than a year

ProsYou must be passionate about diplomacy and the responsibility that comes with conducting very high quality research that helps shapes the views of policymakers, public intellectuals, and the public at-large. CSIS represents a commitment to this ideal.

ConsSalaries can be more competitive, especially for retaining recent graduates from the top universities worldwide, many of whom otherwise go into consulting, banking, finance etc. where they know salaries are higher.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would strongly suggest that management review their incentives for hiring and retaining the best recent graduates. More competitive salaries and basic incentives such as public policy leadership training seminars and stipends for all interns would be encouraging.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great institution, some departments more so than others

Research Intern (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

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


Pros: Dr. Hamre has created a culture of accountability and a… Cons: My department was poorly organized and had low substantive output. The… Advice to Senior Management: Create a more responsive feedback mechanism to reward and encourage… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Great place to gain experience, people are friendly.

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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. … Cons: The internships are unpaid and there seems to be an… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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