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"Great internship experience"

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Rare paid DC internship (though I'm not sure if that's still the case); the staff are very much invested in making it a positive experience; great exposure to substantive Federal Government work; whatever your issue areas of interest, this a good way to get a feel for the basic tasks and responsibilities that make policy work.

Cons

For all that Interior's work is important and valuable (National Parks, conservation, energy development, Alaska/the Arctic, American Indian issues, and more), many people you talk to outside the building won't have any idea what the Department does.

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for US Department of the Interior

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at US Department of the Interior full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good managers.

    Cons

    Need to hold people accountable. Government work

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead weight. Managers and employees both. You have ambitious people working for you that can step up if you push aside the dead weight.


  2. "A mixed bag all in all"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The mission is fabulous, a great opportunity to make a difference doing things for the nation that truly matter.

    Cons

    Organizational culture at the senior levels in DC is broken beyond repair. Extremely little coordination at senior career and political ranks across Bureau / DOI lines -- ongoing competition, bickering and backstabbing impede what could be great collaborative work.

    Advice to Management

    Require career SES leadership work on collaborative projects that involve multiple bureaus / offices.

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