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US Department of State Intern Interview Questions

Updated May 25, 2017
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Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
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Application

I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Department of State.

Interview

Over the phone, there were three people on my call. They were all very friendly and mostly asked for more details about my resume and abilities and knowledge of the region in which I would be working

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of State (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Small phone interview, just to gauge fit and assess your thinking process when it comes to diplomacy. Most of the questions will come from the material you submit, the rest will be standard thinking questions to get you to think out loud.

    Interview Questions

    • Is there a time and place for "dirty hands" in politics?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of State in December 2016.

    Interview

    My interviewer only asked me one question and spent the remainder of the call complimenting me on how impressive my qualifications were. The interview was much easier than I expected.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, your work experiences, coursework, and anything else that may be relevant.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at US Department of State (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    They contacted me asking when would be a good time for an interview over the next two days. They responded immediately and I heard back about the results for the position the following day.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical background questions, what can you bring to the position, what do you hope to get out of it etc.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of State in December 2016.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview that lasted about twenty minutes with two team members in the office. It was very informative as well and half of it was spent hearing about the position and half of it was me answering their questions.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of State.

    Interview

    It was a fairly informal interview over the phone. They seemed more concerned with whether or not I would work 40 hours a week. They did not ask any tough knowledge questions to test my economic or political knowledge. The main thing to consider is the security clearance process can take a long time.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of State.

    Interview

    Submitted my information through the call for general applications. Received a phone call several weeks later--it felt like they were convincing me to come work for them rather than the other way around (benefits to unpaid internships?)

    Interview Questions

    • Do you prefer to work in groups or individually?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Department of State (Washington, DC) in January 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for their student internship in October 2015 from USA Jobs. It was very straightforward. I had to upload transcripts, a personal statement and could add any additional attachments. My bureau did not interview its candidates (I think this varies among which one you apply for) so I got notified in January 2016 that I was a primary candidate. From there, you'll have to go through a security clearance, which takes 1-3 months.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for the particular bureau you applied for?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Department of State (Washington, DC) in December 2015.

    Interview

    One phone interview with my would-be supervisor. Questions about my work history, academic experiences, and why I wanted to work in that particular office, etc. Security process extensive, including FBI interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What experiences particularly qualify you for this specific office of the State Dept.?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at US Department of State (New York, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through the website. Was contacted through email by several different departments within U.S. Department of State. Confused by how to balance these different interviews. Could not accept because of time and schedule constraints.

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