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Smithsonian Institute Internship Hi all, I applied to three roles at Smithsonian Science Education Center last March 30th, and I haven’t heard anything back. The portal status also hasn’t been able updated yet. Should I approach them?
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- "And you will meet so many great people (tourist) from all over the world." (in 59 reviews)
- "good benefits, for trust employees 12% of your salary in your 401k without any match requirement." (in 30 reviews)
- "Great coworkers and behind the scenes access to museum collections" (in 14 reviews)
- "Everyone in the organization is helpful and they help out whenever there is a problem." (in 14 reviews)
- "Amazing opportunities to work on global projects and collaborate with internationally celebrated artists and scholars." (in 14 reviews)
- "Pay is low but definitely no lower than industry standards." (in 23 reviews)
- "poor management" (in 15 reviews)
- "Low salary for DC metropolitan area" (in 12 reviews)
- "Unpaid internship where I was doing some of the same work that paid employees were doing." (in 11 reviews)
- "Favoritism is common." (in 8 reviews)
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- 4.0May 29, 2014Anonymous InternCurrent Intern, less than 1 year
In my job, I learned a lot about the field and actual applications of marketing and advertising theory. The people I worked with were very friendly and everyone had an interesting background/stories to tell.
As an intern, compensation was nil, but the office culture was friendly and not stressful. It was a valuable office experience that maybe would have been made more pleasant by some kind of pay, but there's not much that can be done about that I guess.
- 5.0Aug 26, 2020Programs FacilitatorFormer Employee, less than 1 yearWashington, DC
You get to be around some of the most interesting artifacts from American history and some of the most interesting people from America's present. Every day you learn something and there are so many brilliant people on every level of the organization.
At least for my position, we were only granted a 30 minute lunch break and my hours feel exactly 0.5 short of giving me enough to receive benefits.