United States House of Representatives

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Cool experience if you're into politics, but wouldn't recommend it for everyone.

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

Pros

If you're into politics, D.C. is the place to be.
Get to see some of the behind the scenes action of Congress.
The city is flooded with young interns, so having a social life is easy. I would recommend waiting until you're 21 to do it.
Looks great on a resume.

Cons

You're unpaid.
You actually have to spend a lot of money to do it (I mean a lot). D.C. is not a cheap city, so if you're coming from out of state like most of the interns, prepare to spend some cash.
How the staff treats you is completely dependent on the office you're working in.
You deal with crazy people calling you all day (as in people who complain about aliens).
You do tedious work that the staff doesn't want to do.

Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for United States House of Representatives

  1.  

    A pleasantly flexible and interesting workplace, but suffers from arbitrary promotion culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legislative Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, interesting work environment, great networking opportunities for other jobs elsewhere and on Hill

    Cons

    Arbitrary promotion culture, senior staff often underqualified, more qualified junior staff often go unrewarded

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Interacting with congressmen and women. Getting to attend some hearing and briefing and there are a lot of receptions when the work day is over.

    Cons

    Extremely quiet. No one interacts with each other (or at least interns). Tons on busy work that make you fell like your not appreciated or necessary

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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