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Pros
  • This is an extremely valuable internship that you will learn a lot from (in 26 reviews)

  • Lots of substantive research opportunities (committee especially ), minimum admin stuff (but you are an intern) great networking opportunities (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Expect long hours when congress is in session for little compensation (in 109 reviews)

  • Hours can be insane, leading to poor work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Staff Assistant"

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    Current Employee - TX-05 Staff Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - TX-05 Staff Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the exposure to the legislative process, but little room for PR professionals to work creatively.

    Cons

    Hard to maintain a healthy work/life balance


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern

    Pros

    You get to meet lots of different people

    Cons

    You have almost no time for life.

  3. "Change career paths!"

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

    I worked at United States House of Representatives part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Prestige
    Chance of running into celebrities/important people
    Great resume experience

    Cons

    NOT BEING PAID
    Costs of living in DC
    Most people are not there to address the issues
    Cutthroat, selfish environment
    Miserable staffers that take out their frustration on powerless interns
    Being screamed at, degraded, and undervalued

    Advice to Management

    Develop a consistent internship program across the House instead of each office setting their own standards.
    PAY INTERNS! At least give them a transportation and living stipend.
    Treat interns as equal human beings not dirt beneath your shoe.
    Remember you once started as an intern!


  4. "Worth the experience"

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

    Pros

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...Great views, historic location, access to Congressional banking.

    Cons

    Long hours, horrid pay compared to private sector. Wearing a suit in DC humidity in summer, no easy commute unless you live on the Hill.

    Advice to Management

    Get a haircut and get a real job. Appreciate staff. Get better food in cafeteria. Remember where you came from.


  5. "Delayed Security Clearance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Prestige is there but other than that, not much.

    Cons

    Security Clearance came in after the internship date, so was forced to reconcile with no summer plans.


  6. "If you are up for being used and abused for free, work here"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern

    Pros

    You get to work in one of the most iconic buildings on Earth.

    Cons

    You will be treated terribly, with disdain.
    You will be bored all of the time, with no availability for skill enhancement
    The inefficiency of government will be directly at your fingertips

    Advice to Management

    Get your house in order


  7. "House of Reprehensibles"

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    Current Employee - Professional Staff
    Current Employee - Professional Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A small number of members are Ok

    Cons

    Most members ofthe House are narcissistic hacks

    Advice to Management

    Have workplace rules that apply to the rest of the US apply to the House


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