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"An interview for a position to kick-off a life's work in diplomacy"

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Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
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I have been working at Center for Strategic and International Studies as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

You must be passionate about diplomacy and the responsibility that comes with conducting very high quality research that helps shapes the views of policymakers, public intellectuals, and the public at-large. CSIS represents a commitment to this ideal.

Cons

Salaries can be more competitive, especially for retaining recent graduates from the top universities worldwide, many of whom otherwise go into consulting, banking, finance etc. where they know salaries are higher.

Advice to Management

I would strongly suggest that management review their incentives for hiring and retaining the best recent graduates. More competitive salaries and basic incentives such as public policy leadership training seminars and stipends for all interns would be encouraging.

Other Employee Reviews for Center for Strategic and International Studies

  1. "Great institution, some departments more so than others"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Center for Strategic and International Studies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dr. Hamre has created a culture of accountability and a commitment to excellence. Upper management takes its mission goals seriously.

    Cons

    My department was poorly organized and had low substantive output. The Chair and fellows did not have a coherent plan of action.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more responsive feedback mechanism to reward and encourage top-notch work.


  2. "Great place to gain experience, people are friendly."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As an internship, it's a great way to network with people, learn about political research, and learn about event management with senior political figures. CSIS apparently fill nearly half of their staff positions from interns. The people that work their recognize it's an unpaid internship and make sure you know they value your contribution.

    Cons

    The internships are unpaid and there seems to be an expectation that you will work a full work week.

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