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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Operations Internship"

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    Former Intern - Technical Operations Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Technical Operations Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Radio Free Asia as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are great - Learn a lot regarding the companies and you can pretty much learn about anything you want as long as you take initiative.

    Cons

    It is not a paid internship so the tasks that you may be asked to do won't be very meaningful. They don't have projects with computer programming.

    Advice to Management

    allow internships to share their findings at the end of their experience.


  2. "A very bad place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Radio Free Asia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reaching audience in countries with repressive governments.

    Cons

    Extremely slanted and corrupt as a news organization--

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip and see how the language barrier is screwing you and wasting tax payer money.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Since RFA is a non-profit organization, it does not need to work under an intense competition. Also, it has nine different language service teams, so you can experience to work with those who have diverse international backgrounds.

    Cons

    RFA is very slow to revoke changes and innovation in work procedures. It has a limited amount of budget, so management are not willing to give a substantial financial support.

    Advice to Management

    I think RFA should prioritize and actively support technology. It needs to hire more people in web service as the importance of web technology is getting increased.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Improving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Compared to other government-funded groups, probably a more informal and team-based feeling, good mission (though limited by US funding and official diplomatic policy). Technically pushes envelope on new solutions, though shoestring budgets.

    Cons

    But sometimes clubbiness means lack of effectiveness - less of a traditional journalist and reporter base - alternate views, sometimes good reporting, but limited resources. Also hard to know how much message gets into target countries.


  6. "New Media Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Radio Free Asia as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn new things. Supervisor was willing to hand off more responsibilities as time went time. People are great.

    Cons

    Can get a little boring at times. Wish there was better compensation for travel since it is a unpaid internship.