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Former Employee - Political Section Summer Intern  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Political Section Summer Intern in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Internship experience differs from office to office. The best case is if the office has substantive work to do, with fewer regular FSO's available. In that case, summer interns often fill in for actual FSO work, though it is closely supervised.

Cons

Summer interns may also have to do some office admin work.

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    Great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of State

    Pros

    People who are amazingly dedicated to the country and the their mission.

    Cons

    Poor career trajectory for non-FSOs or non-PMFs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a plan to retain talented civil servants.

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    Neutral Outlook
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The Department of State is not just a job but a career. The benefits are great as well. I love working here.

    Cons

    This is not just a job but a lifestyle. You have to be able to juggle work and family life which can sometimes be difficult. Especially when living overseas.

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