Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Administrative Assistant, Director of Programs, Pacific Rim

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Former Employee - Actually Employed Prior to Up to 2009 in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Actually Employed Prior to Up to 2009 in Washington, DC

I worked at Center for Strategic and International Studies full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Excellent working conditions. Good Benefits.

Cons

I found no Cons re employment.

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Mangement very accessible. Open door policy.

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Positive Outlook
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    Great place for an internship

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great name recognition; an internship here will help you advance
    -Access to events
    -Primarily substantive work

    Cons

    -Hard to get hired out of internship -- a position has to be opening up
    -Some programs are very hierarchical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place for an internship

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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

    - Lots of interesting events held at CSIS with important statesmen and figures. You will have the opportunity to meet many renowned figures while
    - John Hamre is a really awesome guy who acknowledges the work of his interns.
    - Relatively little "grunt work" is assigned to you. While you might have to stuff namecards for a big event, this is not too common. A much greater proportion of your time will be devoted to proper research. Usually you will be finding and packaging information (scholarly articles, publications, etc) for projects requested by government agencies and large businesses.
    - Going to Congressional Committee hearings to take notes and write summaries can be interesting, sometimes you will get a laugh seeing the utterly idiotic questions asked by members on these committees.

    Cons

    - Some of the work you do might not feel very useful. I felt that a few internal documents I wrote had no real audience and were just work done for the sake of work.
    - Internship is unpaid.

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