Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Valuable research experience

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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

The scholars were incredible, and I loved my coworkers. There was also a wonderful program for young professionals to gain more skills.

Cons

All in all, it was a great experience, but my internship was unpaid (which can be difficult in DC) and I heard that Research Assistants make a relatively low wage. Furthermore, I thought about coming back to work as an RA, but unfortunately, though they tend to like their jobs straight out of school, there is not much opportunity for career growth.

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    An amazing experience with a diverse group of brilliant, diverse people coming together to solve world problems.

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to many different issues, people, topics and opportunities. They like hiring from within and the internship program is regarded are very prestigious. Interns are treated the same as employees and are given their own tasks and projects throughout their time there.

    Cons

    It can be very long hours and research-heavy. Expect to clock a solid amount of hours and be able to handle a deadline work environment

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    Intern--Didn't have too many responsibilities :(

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great international reputation, intelligent leadership, access to so many awesome DC conferences and events held right at the Center, cool experience to highlight on resume

    Cons

    I wanted to take on more responsibilities and projects than were given to me. During the summer DC can become kind-of a ghost town where real work isn't really prioritized. I felt a bit trapped by this and by the fact that there were several other younger interns in my department who got there first and were given more work than me. I just wish I could have taken away more from the experience than I did.

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    Utilize the interns better. Even if there isn't a current project to do, give them some research work or a small report to write in order to keep on top of current events.

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