US Department of State
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Great experience depending on where you are

Intern FSI (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at US Department of State full-time for less than a year

Pros-Empowering environment
-great co-workers, many of whom are willing to give advice, take it with a grain of salt though there are a wide variety of career paths at the State Department
-feels like you are making a difference even if you aren't

Cons-little transparency in the hiring process
-limited potential for advancement as an intern, not much better for contractors or civil service, Foreign Service Officers are the most supported for obvious reasons

Advice to Senior ManagementTell interns what they will be doing before hiring them, delegate more responsibility. be upfront about long term hiring processes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best Intern Experience

Intern (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at US Department of State as an intern for less than a year

Pros: You get to do work that is actually meaningful, get to go… Cons: There is a lot of free time when there is no work to do, you may be… Advice to Senior Management: Make sure the interns know exactly what they are doing. More


really great place to intern

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at US Department of State

Pros: I had fun co-workers that really made my intern experience… Cons: The work was sometimes monotonous, but the work environment made… More

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