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FDA Intern Interview Questions

Updated Oct 31, 2014
Updated Oct 31, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university – interviewed at FDA.

Interview Details

Applied through school career center and heard back within a month. Six of the division staffs together interviewed me via audio conferencing. Interview questions were standard and not difficult. They spent more time explaining to me what the project is and what my role should be (though I ended up doing another project at work). Received an offer an hour after the interview.

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Negotiation Details
unpaid internship
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at FDA in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the job through my school, was granted an interview a few months later, scheduled through email and then conducted the phone interview. Asked extremely basic questions, like tell me about yourself? where do your interests lie? Heres the project were working on how do you see yourself on this project or in terms of this internship? pretty general basic stuff. The interviewer spent a long long long time talking.

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss with me how you would connect with this project   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at FDA.

    Interview Details

    The process was relatively quick and fast. I called a couple scientists, expressed interest in their projects, and my resume was circulated around. After a week, I received a phone call for an on campus interview, and then a week later was told I received the job. I had an orientation after that, and proceeded in working the next wek.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at FDA.

    Interview Details

    I applied online after they posted on a carriers site through my school. I had a large amount of research experience and they were looking for a GPA of around 3.4 or higher. I had a phone interview with my most direct boss followed by an in person interview that included the other members of the lab I was to work in.
    Following being offered the position I had a lot of paperwork and hoops to jump through to ensure my authenticity as well as get me in the system.

    Interview Questions
    • My position changes over time from full-time over the summer, to part time over the full duration of the school year. Finding the necessary 12 hours of useful work was difficult for a full time student but worth it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    My salary (stipend) was based on how much past research experience I had (that's how the federal government does it everywhere in the US).
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Oak, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Oak, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at FDA in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    E-mailed cover letter and resume after seeing a posting through my school, and a few months later received an e-mail that they would like to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was about a hour long, and there was three different people on the phone. They were very friendly and nice, although the questions they asked were quite difficult. I e-mailed them the next day to say thank-you, and found out I had gotten the position in the reply e-mail.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you like to receive out of this internship?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at FDA in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Asked about chemistry and biology classes taken, asked about my commitment to science and what the position would mean to be, asked some technical questions about biochemistry and organic chemistry which i couldn't answer

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, just the expectations of your lab boss
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silver Spring, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silver Spring, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at FDA in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was scheduled via email and phone. Finalized via phone interview. Talked about engineering classes, relation to project, material/mechanical properties. Very nice and courteous. Talk about your passions and why they relate to the project and you'll be fine. Salary was open for discussion. Lengthy governmental background check but well worth the effort due to pay.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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