I worked at National Conference of State Legislatures as an intern (Less than a year)
The internship gave me a good chance to dive deep on a number of topics. NCSL was also generous in helping me finance the trip to their Legislative Summit, even though it didn't fit well within my job description.
Compensation--I would not have been able to accept the internship without some additional funding from my school. Also, some of the articles I worked on over the summer have still not been published, several months later.
Advice to Management
Work with interns toward the beginning of the summer to clearly define expectations on both sides.
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