US Department of State

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at US Department of State as an intern

Pros

Internship coordinators are very helpful and ensure that you get a well rounded experience in your consulate or embassy through rotating in different sections. Work is very hands on interesting--you're actually influencing foreign policy not matter how small your task may be.

Cons

Depending on which embassy or consulate you are at, housing may not be provided and you are left with having to find housing in a foreign country with obstetrical such as language barriers and so on. It challenges you in a good way but is very stressful and expensive depending on your country.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to provide housing to interns! I understand budgets make it hard but we are providing free labor...the least you could do is find us a safe place to stay.

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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Facility Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Facility Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Chance to make a difference, travel, meet interesting people and make a decent salary. Educational opportunities both in language and skill set. Being part of a great team!

    Cons

    Sometimes stuck with an incompetent supervisor. Occasionally, overburdened with paperwork..

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    Do not promote incompetent people

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    My internship was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of State

    Pros

    I interned at FSI (Foreign Service Institute) in an area that was exactly aligned with what I was studying undergrad. I really enjoyed what I learned and the people I met.

    Cons

    It would have been helpful if it were paid.

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