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Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Brookings Institution.

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    Sent in an email application to the main job board. After about 2 weeks, I received a response asking if I was available for a phone interview. The first interview was relatively relaxed, with very basic behavioral questions asked. After another 2 weeks, I received an update asking if I was available for an interview with the Director of the Department. After this interview, which also had an economist brought on to ask more focused questions, I was told to wait a few days while they made a decision. After 4 days, I was told I received the job.

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    • The Export-Import Bank has made quite a bit of news recently. Please explain what the bank does and please make an argument for or against its operations.   Answer Question
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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1916
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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The Brookings Institution is a non-partisan public policy organization that researches and analyzes emerging issues in areas such as economics, foreign policy, and governance. Its more than 200 resident and nonresident scholars perform research; write books, papers, and articles; testify in front of congressional committees; and participate in public events every year. The non-profit organization, which is financed by gifts and grants, got its start in 1916 and is named after businessman Robert S. Brookings, who was also a well-known civic leader and philanthropist.

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