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"One of the better internships available to grow political research network and skills"

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

Everybody is very professional and friendly.
Access to a wide variety of conferences held by CSIS and other organizations in the DC area.
Network at these events and make sure to attend as many as you can.

Cons

Not so much a con but you're still an intern and when the research associates are busy, you will be expected to do some of the more tedious work. But they do much of it as well and tend to avoid asking interns to do such things if they can.

Most internships at think tanks are unpaid.

Advice to Management

Thank you, it was a great experience.

Other Employee Reviews for Center for Strategic and International Studies

  1. "Great work experience and well recognized, Should hopefully lead to something promising"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great experience, and the work you get to do there is truly rewarding. I'm extremely proud of my work and time there, and am sad I could not have continued at CSIS with pay.

    Cons

    I felt when i was there depending on what project you were associated with, there was a varied amount of workload and expectations. There also are not very many positions for jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


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    "A good place to work...for a while"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At CSIS, you are always dealing with very interesting and important issues. It is definitely nice getting paid to take an objective look at some of our nation's most important problems.

    Cons

    This is not a long-term career. Unless you have a Ph.D. and are a leader in your field, you will never be a scholar. Basically, you will never advance beyond an assistant position in which a significant portion of your time is filled with administrative work.

    Advice to Management

    Research associates should receive more competitive pay. Also, the organization should better utilize associates' expertise, which is often pretty considerable.

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