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National Democratic Institute Interview Questions

Updated Mar 13, 2017
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    Project Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Democratic Institute (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted about a week later for a phone screening. The phone screening tested my language skills. I was asked interviewed in English, Spanish and French. After the phone screening I was given a time translation test. I had to translate three excerpts (Spanish to English), (English to Spanish), (English to French).

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    Program Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at National Democratic Institute (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    After I applied online and conducted an informal phone interview, an NDI staffer sent me a writing test. After returning my answers, apparently to the satisfaction of the staffer, I was invited to NDI's offices in downtown Washington to interview in person. The interview was friendly, congenial, and around 45 minutes in length. Two NDI staffers asked me a battery of questions to establish my interest in NDI's work, any regional-specific knowledge/skills/qualifications, and generally to identify any glaring personality defects.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want this job and how do you plan to progress onwards in your career?   Answer Question
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    Project Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at National Democratic Institute (Washington, DC) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I was introduced to one of the Directors prior to applying. After meeting with the Director over coffee, her forwarded my information over to the decision makers, who ultimately conducted my interview. My interview was conducted over the phone by two individuals. They asked questions related to by background and experience. I had prior experience on Capitol Hill which they liked very much.

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    • Explain your expertise working with Google docs?   1 Answer
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    Project Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Democratic Institute (Washington, DC) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Overall, pretty standard. I was asked questions about my past experience, why I wanted to work at NDI, what distinguished me from other candidates. If you prep the standard interview questions you should be fine. I was able to ask lots of questions about the job and received thorough answers.

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    Project Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at National Democratic Institute (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Standard interview process with a super quick turnaround, because they were desperate to fill the position. Phone call followed by in person interview. Job offer made dependent on references.

    They asked the basic interview questions, with a few technical questions focusing on women and tech and electoral violence.

    Overall it was a good interview with two of the team members.

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    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at National Democratic Institute.

    Interview

    I learned about the position through a university listserv, and sent my application directly to the team member(s) that I would be working with.

    Went through two sets on interviews with two people each. The first interview was a bit intimidating, but by the second one I knew what to expect, and it was a lot better.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in this position?   1 Answer
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    Project Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at National Democratic Institute (Washington, DC) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Was not contacted for an interview until 5 months after I submitted my application. Once interviewed everything went very quickly, with one brief 15 min phone call and a follow up hour long in person interview the next week. Jr. staff conduct interviews, something they may not have a lot of experience doing prior.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no unexpected questions. Typical strengths and weaknesses? Why are you interested in the position?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I accepted right away.

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    Internship Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at National Democratic Institute (Washington, DC) in March 2016.

    Interview

    After submitting a cover letter and resume online, I was called to set up a phone interview. At the end of that interview, I was asked to come in for a one-on-one. After the one-on-one with a Program Assistant, I received a call requesting I return two days later to have an interview with a Program Officer, which I did.

    Interview Questions

    • What other teams would I like to work for at NDI and why?   Answer Question
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Espanola, NM
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at National Democratic Institute (Espanola, NM) in September 2015.

    Interview

    pre interview over phone, several questions, follow-up phone call, email with news of in person interview, interview in person, 3 person panel, 45 minutes, ending with opportunity to ask questions, email following week with thank you for interviewing, 2nd email with rejection and offer to another candidate and thank you

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at National Democratic Institute (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    First phone interview, then face to face at the hiring agency. Then I got called in the offices where I had to meet my supervisor, followed by a phone call with my supervisor's supervisor and finally the group interview.

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