US Department of State

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Invaluable opportunity in public service and foreign policy

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Intern in Brussels (Belgium)
Former Employee - Intern in Brussels (Belgium)

I worked at US Department of State as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Incredible access to foreign policy decision-making and international economic and political issues. Flexible internship that rewards (and even recognizes) ambition and hard work.

Cons

Unpaid internship without sufficient resources to help interns adjust to living in a foreign country (foreign embassy post). Opportunities depend on mentor as well as posting.

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This internship requires an active and committed mentor

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    Strict adherence to the rules.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at US Department of State full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    When you know the rules, you can know what to expect and can be very successful. There is a timeline for reviews and promotions, regular raises, channels for communications with upper management. It's unusual to get fired.

    Cons

    People can homestead and viciously defend their privileges. The undercurrent of favors and favoritism is discouraging and many managers simply wait and pass existing problems on to their replacements.

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    Use information gained outside of official channels.

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    Current Employee - ETA Fulbright in Mendoza (Argentina)
    Current Employee - ETA Fulbright in Mendoza (Argentina)

    I have been working at US Department of State as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    International Experience
    Perspective
    Great for entrepreneurial - lemonade making- people

    Cons

    Little supervision/ direction
    projects are one-off events, little sustainability from one person to the next

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