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    Research Assistant Interview

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    Applied online, took about a month for them to get back to me. Phone screen was relatively straight forward, mostly asked about resume with a few behavioral questions. One question I remember in particular was to describe how I manage multiple projects at once. Following the phone screen I got asked to resubmit my resume and a writing sample, then to take a brief writing test. The test was not anything too difficult, just analyze and write about a simple bar graph. Following the writing test I was asked to come in for an in person interview. The interview was first with an HR person who asked specifics about my resume and gave me information about the company. Following the HR interview I went to lunch with a person in the position I applied for. I was told that it did not count as part of the interview. After that was a committee interview with people representing the different levels of researchers and then lastly an interview with the center manager. Most of the interviewers asked variations of the same questions, I figured that they were all going to meet and compare answers later. I was told that they would make a decision in the next week or so, but I never ended up hearing back.

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Website www.urban.org
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1968
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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The Urban Institute is a not-for-profit economic and social policy research organization that oversees research projects in such areas as education, health policy, employment, income and benefits, housing and communities, population studies, poverty, and judicial issues. Its Urban Institute Press publishes books and reports addressing social and economic issues from tax policy to prison reform. About three-fourths of the institution's funding comes from the federal government; most of the rest comes from foundations including The Aspen Institute and the California ... More

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