US Department of State

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An overall positive workplace, but with wide variation between offices.

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Current Employee - Pathways Intern in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Pathways Intern in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of State as an intern (more than an year)

Pros

Fantastic overall mission that gives an employee sense of purpose and drive. No other institution can have more impact on the functioning on U.S. foreign policy.

Cons

Thick and immobile bureaucracy can limit one's daily function to menial tasks that seem distant from the broader objective of the Department.

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

    I worked at US Department of State part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good supervision, communication with upper levels of management.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

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    None.

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    Neutral Outlook
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    Educational

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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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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