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"Excellent internship experience, but don't expect anything full-time"

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Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
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Approves of CEO

I have been working at National Geographic as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

A very fulfilling place to work, learned a lot--everyone on the staff is extremely friendly and willing to teach the interns/ help them learn, interns are assigned useful and important responsibilities (not just fetching coffee or performing busy work), amazing opportunities to hear NG explorers, researchers, and photographers present their most recent projects, very fun and relaxed work environment (casual dress code, frequent social events, an annual talent show, great cafeteria, etc.)

Cons

All internships are unpaid, which gets very expensive in DC. Also, the staff is not very helpful with networking once the internship ends. I know of many former interns, myself included, who have tried to reach out to their former supervisors or HR employees at NG after the internship has ended, and have received little to no response.

Advice to Management

NG seems to have turned nearly all of its entry level positions into unpaid internships for current college students only. It would be nice to see some of those internships made into entry level openings for recent grads.

Other Employee Reviews for National Geographic

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great internship experience within a reputable company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Communications Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Communications Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Geographic as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Although the internship was unpaid, there were numerous perks while interning for National Geographic. Every day I had free lunch from their cafeteria (the food was SO GOOD), free access to their museum and had the opportunity to meet numerous people with incredible experience.

    Cons

    The internship was unpaid and although you are assigned a lot of work, a lot of it was very basic.


  2. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work life balance and vacation benefits.

    Cons

    Lower salaries for better benefits.

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