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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Washington, DC

ProsOverall experience working as an intern in political affairs was excellent. The chance to interact with major figures in foreign affairs, as well as to acquire experience in the diplomatic channels of the U.S. government was second to none.

ConsThe experience that interns have at State is heavily dependent on which office or post they are assigned.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe application system for interns should be separated by the education level. Currently, all applications are pooled into one, meaning that more experienced/educated applicants are competing against those in college or even younger. Given the rise in applications by older and more educated applicants, the system is becoming increasingly unfair. Also, management should make greater efforts to create a uniform intern experience throughout State instead of leaving it up to the willingness of individual offices to give interns meaningful work to complete.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work if looking for a job with good security

    Passport Specialist (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time for less than a year


    Pros: No weekends, work with true professionals. Set working hours. Cons: You really do not get a chance to get to know com workers. Everyone is expected to do their job without… – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great outfit

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time


    Pros: Travel is exciting, interesting and frequent. Cons: At times, travel can be a bit much. Advice to Senior Management: Keep up the good work. More
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