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Food & Water Watch Interview Questions

Updated May 5, 2017
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  1.  

    Grassroots Outreach Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Food & Water Watch (Washington, DC) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Called me after about a week after I sent in my resume. Talked over the phone and had me come in about a week later for face to face interview. Second interview was scheduled right after the first.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Canvasser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Food & Water Watch (Washington, DC) in March 2017.

    Interview

    First step was general questions over the phone. Second step was an in person interview. The woman who interviewed me gave me much praise over my past experiences that could tie into the field, as well as my overall passion for the subject manner of the job. I was then able to move forward to the second interview which was an observation day.

    On the observation day, there was myself and maybe 6 others observing two canvassers from the staff. The day consisted of observing the staff go door to door for about 6 hours and asking for donations, giving out information, getting petition signatures, ect. For the final hour of the day, we were to do this on our own.

    Go figure, I'm sent down a block with 20 houses where only 6 had someone actually home. Given that this was around 8:30pm, the majority of these six homes were eating dinner/getting kids to bed/ect. So I was unable to be very successful in collecting donations or signatures.

    We get back to the office after a long day and the woman who originally interviewed me called me in and gave me a fake nice "thanks for coming in blah blah blah but we will not be hiring you". The reason entirely boiled down to the fact that I was unable to get successful donations, even though for reasons CLEARLY out of my control (like I said, nearly all homes had no one home!). This is despite the fact that I was told my past experiences and college major put me in a very good place for this position.

    You could be the best canvasser in the world and so passionate about the issues at hand, and not get the job. For the sole reason being that people weren't home and you were literally completely unable to get donations, unless you were cool with breaking into someone's home.

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    Canvasser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Food & Water Watch (Washington, DC) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Applied on LinkedIn. I was called a couple days later for an interview. A week after the interview I was brought back for a observation day. At the end of the observation day I was offered the job.

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    Paid Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Food & Water Watch (New Brunswick, NJ) in June 2016.

    Interview

    called to set up an interview, went in for the interview, filled out application form with basic personal info, talked about experience in campaigning & political activism & the key issues that i care about
    relatively laid back interview, they're looking for the type of person who is an activist that's willing to go door to door asking for support for a cause you really care about, who can also convince others that this cause is important
    going in for a "shadow day"/interview part 2 tomorrow to see what field work is about & what i would be doing
    whole process took about a week

    Interview Questions

    • what previous political experience do you have that you can bring to this job?
      have you checked out the food & water watch website?   Answer Question

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    Canvass Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Food & Water Watch (Denver, CO) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Interesting, informative, very friendly environment. A little disappointed at the pay, not very high for a supposedly entry-level job. It is a nonprofit, but with the price they offered, I just cannot bring myself to go forward with the rest of the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • What interest do you have in these issues?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Food & Water Watch (New Brunswick, NJ) in March 2016.

    Interview

    It was very laid back and casual. I was given the floor to go through my resume and cover anything i had left out of my resume or cover letter. It did not take too long. The interviewer also explained with great detail what my position would entail which was nice as I was a little fuzzy about that coming into the process.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one thing you wished food and water watch would advocate for?   Answer Question

  7.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Food & Water Watch (Washington, DC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Interview with IT manager and CTO--very friendly and casual, but passionate about their organization's mission. Got a really good vibe from them. Had I been offered the job, I would have taken it.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you stay up to date with technology?
      Describe a specific experience where you had to handle a difficult user.
      What is a specific stance Food and Water Watch believes in that resonates with you personally?
      What are your professional goals and what is the timeline for achieving them?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Food & Water Watch (Washington, DC) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I sent in my resume and cover letter with some writing samples and then followed up a week later. Finally got in touch with the director who would be my supervisor and she sent an email asking when I could come in to to talk about the position and within a week I went into the office. I met with her and another employee I would end up working with and she asked on the spot if I was interested in the internship. I took it for college credit for a semester and it turned into a paid internship in the summer.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about prior experience you have that would help you in this internship.   Answer Question

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    Advocacy Work Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Food & Water Watch (Washington, DC) in June 2009.

    Interview

    They bring you in for an initial interview with a few people, like the director who would be overseeing your work and the executive director. Then they may bring you in for another to meet more people. They did that with me. Wow them with your social justice work and on the ground advocacy experience. Let them know that you know what they do!

    Negotiation

    You can not negotiate much on salary, maybe a few grand? Salary is average. Vacation benefits are good though - 3 weeks to start.


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