- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
Employees rate Washington 7.8% lower than the overall average
I have been working at National Democratic Institute as an intern (Less than a year)
People are super friendly, different teams have different vibes and are all pretty inclusive. You're pretty busy all the time unlike some intern/temporary positions where no one gives you anything to do. They actually put you to work and encourage you to get the most out of the job as you can.
You're doing a lot of grunt work and you can sometimes feel micromanaged. Just keep reminding yourself that you're the intern and not to take it personally.
Another con--it's temporary.
Advice to Management
Maybe don't have 5 people look over a logistics email? It seems like a waste of manpower and feels unnecessary. In a nutshell: there's not a clear management structure and you're often getting feedback from many different people--just gotta go with the flow.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at National Democratic Institute (Washington, DC) in April 2012.
First I was contacted for an initial screening conversation. The conversation took around 30 min. Then I was moved to a written assessment test. The test was online for an hour.