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Very rewarding experience. Excellent exposure to the legislative process.

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

I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

It is very intriguing to see everything at work on Capitol Hill, especially the hearings. You get a very good sense on how everything comes together. You are also working with colleagues who are both very well educated and very dedicated to their careers.

Cons

Apparently, one of the down sides to working in Congress would be the long hours. Be prepared to work a very demanding schedule as a Hill staffer.

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    Underpaid

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work is basically mindless and nothing is really that demanding. Lot of young people on the Hill. Great way to meet people.

    Cons

    Basically one of the lowest paying jobs out there. I could have made more as a tollbooth attendant. Can become very high stress at times having to deal with crazies calling in.

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    pay more

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    In four years I rose swiftly into a policy role where my work had major impact on national initiatives.

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    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting atmosphere, intellectually challenging, fast paced, important issues with national and international impact, exposure to a wide array of issue areas, great for networking, good chance of lateral movement to the private sector

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, high turnaround, emotionally taxing, high demands, little room for error, little on the job training, rare help from management in professional development

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    Focus more on retention of staff. Institutional knowledge is a great asset that cannot be taught. Be careful on compensation level - if the divide is too large between upper and lower level employees it may breed complacency and high turnover.

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