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"Research Assistant-Intern"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The Smithsonian offered many opportunities for personal exploration and growth. It was an incredible opportunity to work in such a strong institution around so many great minds. There were many behind-the-scene tours that allowed for rare glimpses into the day to day jobs of the institution.

Cons

The only downside was that I was the only intern in my department. I did not feel as though I grew as strong a connection to the other interns, but I did grow a valuable and lasting relationship with my mentor!

Other Employee Reviews for Smithsonian

  1. "A good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People there are very nice, and they will teach you a lot and respect your opinions.

    Cons

    It is hard to stay there is you start as an intern like me.


  2. "Decent Internship with Some Drawbacks at Smithsonian Associates"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, enthusiastic people. Great program for interns, lots of inside activities plus networking and other career workshops. Fun place to work. Encourage meeting with other staff members to learn about job/opportunities/etc.

    Cons

    Lots of "typical" internship work, including photocopying and collating paper, mailing boxes. Often not enough work to fill the day. No stipend for travel expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more responsibility, they will impress you with their dedication!


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