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Great atmosphere and room to grow

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

I worked at New America Foundation full-time for more than a year

Pros

Flexible, not bureaucratic, smart people

Cons

Lack of cohesion between programs

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    Great place to work if you're a talented journalist a good fundraiser

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

    I worked at New America Foundation

    Pros

    Near the center of power; lots of glitz and talented people. Great networking environment combined with an opportunity to make a difference in the world. Excellent pay, especially if you're a good fundraiser for your program. Neither a liberal nor conservative think tank, nor one that is primarily corporate or labor dominated.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work if you're a serious researcher. If you're on the fellow/journalistic side of the foundation, you get a fair bit of independence, especially if you've got a high profile byline. If you're on the program side, expect to toe the line of your program, its fundraisers, and its political allies; in other words, work on the program side has a lot in common with work at an advocacy group in DC. At New America, it's usually not necessary to tow an ideological line such as at Heritage (conservative/Republican) or Center for American Progress (liberal/Democratic). But there are plenty of other lines to tow that an academic should feel uncomfortable with.

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    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New America Foundation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Experience really depends on the team. Some teams are well organised and there is a lot of constantly changing, interesting things to do. Some teams are less so, and there are long periods without anything to do.

    Cons

    Having to pursue individual projects, which can be tiring after a while. Very little space for upward movement.

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