I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at National Democratic Institute.
Interview Details – 3- part interview process: 1) phone interview. 2) language abilities test (if interviewing for a regional team), 3) face-to-face interview. Be sure to know what is going on in your particular region. Read the news, talk to people that know about the region, and do your research of the organization.
Interview Question – What is going on in X part of the world? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at National Democratic Institute.
Interview Details – Phone interview, the usual questions, walk me through your resume, how you can help the program, what have you learned from this specific position, your skills...Friendly and very polite interviewer.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at National Democratic Institute in November 2013.
Interview Details – Found job ad on university career service email. Applied online. Was contacted within one week and arranged a 1-on-1 interview. Interviewer was very friendly. The interview was largely based on questions about personal background and familiarity with the specific region. I did not proceed to the second round of interview due to work authorization issues. (NDI rarely sponsors for work authorizations.)
Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected questions asked Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at National Democratic Institute in October 2013.
Interview Details – Shortly after I applied online, I was contacted for a screening interview, which was very relaxed. The following week, I completed a timed writing test at home, then was called in for interviews with three members of the staff. Another two weeks later was my interview with the program director.
Interview Question – Questions were standard, none stood out as difficult or surprising. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary ended up being well above the requirement I stated in my interview, so that was a nice surprise!
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at National Democratic Institute in May 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted for an interview a few weeks after applying to the position. My first interview was by phone (I wasn't living in DC at the time). The questions were fairly standard. They wanted to know why I was interested and to hear more about my research, writing, and development experience. The interviewers (two of them) were junior-mid level staff: one from the program area I was being considered for, and one from HR. They were friendly and easy to chat with and both seemed genuinely interested in helping me navigate the beginning of a career in IR/development.
Later that week, I was invited to the second round of interviews (an email-based writing assignment). Though we made an appointment and I was to spend no more than an hour completing the assignment, the email was sent to me the evening before our scheduled time (I decided not to touch it until morning). I definitely would have needed more than an hour to do it well (and wasn't convinced other candidates would be scrupulous about the time limit), but I turned it in, in mediocre condition, after one hour had passed. It took them a month to tell me I had not been selected for the internship.
Interview Question – Summarize this ten page, single-spaced technical document in less than one page. You have one hour. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at National Democratic Institute in August 2011.
Interview Details – Interview process is fairly standardized. They were transparent and professional.
Interview Question – technical area of democracy that you know about? View Answer
Negotiation Details – N/A
Interviewed at National Democratic Institute
Interview Details – I was called in for an interview a few days after my application submission. The interviewer was very friendly and professional, making sure she explained all that i have to know about NDI and the position.
Interview Question – What do you want to make out of your experience with NDI Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at National Democratic Institute.
Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted via email for an interview. After interviewing and completing some tests, I was sent an email offering me the position. Later, I got a formal offer letter from HR. The whole process was pretty straightforward.
Interview Question – It was standard. Nothing too difficult. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – FYI there are NO negotiations. Project Assistant rates are set at what they are (10 dollars for Bachelors degrees, 12 dollars for people with Masters degrees). From what I understand negotiating even for salaried positions isn't really all that possible. Go figure.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at National Democratic Institute.
Interview Details – Got a email within 1 week of applying requesting a phone interview by a HR assistant. Its was very difficult to understand the HR, she could hardly speak understandable english, and every time after my answer kept on saying thats great.
Interview Question – Basic question,
What do you know about NDI,
Weakness and strength
Tell us about your self
I was also interested in the project assistant internship and mentioned it during the interview. I guess I should not have, after 3 emails following up and 1 calls never heard back. Happy i never heard back, got a internship at a much better international NGO who cared to reply back if I write and respects my time and efforts. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at National Democratic Institute in February 2012.
Interview Details – Over the phone pre-screening with a program assistant. Was then scheduled for an interview (Skype) with two individuals from the Latin America department. After the interview I was asked to do a written examination which included a summary and a translation exercise.
Was unable to continue with the process due to travel conflicts but I was told that they would keep my file active and I could continue with the hiring process upon my return. Before I even got back from my trip I received an email from them inquiring if I was still interested in the position (I was) and they scheduled me for another interview. Did the same interview again via Skype with two new individuals. A week after this interview I received an email stating I was not selected for the position.
Interview Question – What steps do you take to implement a program Answer Question
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