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"Two great internship experiences"

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
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I worked at US Department of State as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

I completed two internships (one as an undergrad and one as a grad student) with Main State in DC. Both experiences were extremely productive. Exposure to gov't program management and policy writing are unlike other comparable experiences in different gov't agencies. Strong sense of civil service among your colleagues.

Cons

- Internships are usually unpaid;
- Some supervisors are extremely high-strung and expect a lot from you; at times, I didn't leave the office until 11 PM;
- Work can come in waves, especially during the summer months. But it's up to the interns to make the most of their time at the department (and DC, if you're not from here).

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. "Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of State as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People,People,Culture, and People! The people there were so friendly and receptive. I got to experience some pretty cool things, like seeing Hillary Clinton speak in person (amazing).

    Cons

    None that I think of!


  2. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of State as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great experience, especially in policy research
    - Gain understanding of how the Department of State functions on the inside

    Cons

    - Long hours / days

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