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United States Congress Interview Questions

Updated May 14, 2017
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  1.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at United States Congress.

    Interview

    Very short, simple. I was prepared and I did not have to answer many questions. They performed a background check and asked open-ended questions. I would totally do it again if I had to!

    Interview Questions


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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at United States Congress (Washington, DC) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Very brief phone interview, only 10 minutes. Basic questions, tell me about yourself and past experiences, tell me why you want to work for this congressman in particular. Thought the conversation felt flat and rehearsed but ended up getting an offer a month later.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for this congressman specifically?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about any past work or internship experience you have   Answer Question

  3.  

    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at United States Congress (Washington, DC) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Interview was very straight forward. I did mine via phone as I go to school far away. It was very basic as I was asked about my studies and interests and why I wanted to do this job. They asked about my interests in working there and what kind of things I was hoping to accomplish being there. They also asked me for reason I wanted to work for this congressmen and which of his person

    Interview Questions

    • What is your least favorite book and why?   1 Answer
    • What policy initiatives does the congressman support and why does this make you want to work for him?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at United States Congress (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    I was called on the phone and asked basic behavioral questions with a concentration in customer service. The woman was extremely nice and most of the questions were centered around "how would you act if a customer was angry" and "would you pass along confidential information". Using common sense and basic examples, I was able to pass the interview process. Had a very enjoyable internship experience!

    Interview Questions

    • How did you manage a difficult customer service situation?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Congressional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kingston, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at United States Congress (Kingston, NY) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Subtle. The questions were directed towards my knowledge of government and willingness to help constituents. The interviewers wanted to make sure I was capable of taking criticism from constituents of our district while holding the congressman's reputation to a high standard.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to stay long hours in the office to fix a constituents problems?   1 Answer

  7.  

    Congressional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at United States Congress (Jacksonville, FL) in January 2016.

    Interview

    One of the staff in the office called me and I had a phone interview. Within three days I had a decision from the office and a confirmation that I got the internship.

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  8.  

    Congressional Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at United States Congress.

    Interview

    Submitted resume and cover letter by email. Within a few days they followed up with a phone interview that lasted about half an hour. I received the offer a few days after that. It was fairly casual; the office I worked in was relaxed and friendly environment so it made sense the interview was more of a get to know you and your skills rather than an interrogation.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a little bit about yourself, talk about an experience in which you were a leader and others followed your lead, what are your strengths and weaknesses, what policy areas interest you and why   Answer Question

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    Legislative Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at United States Congress (Washington, DC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Fairly straightforward interview process. The Deputy CoS asked standard interview questions, while the outgoing LA asked me issue specific questions. Whatever your area of expertise is - foreign policy, education, defense, etc. - make sure you have your 30-second 'elevator speech' down pat. Pretend you're talking to the Congressperson and make sure you can demonstrate your knowledge and your ability to consolidate your knowledge to diverse audiences.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in foreign affairs?

      Can you handle the hectic nature of working on the Hill?

      Tell us about an experience where you had to balance the desires (opinions) of your employer with your own.  
      Answer Question

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    Summer Congressional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at United States Congress (Atlanta, GA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Sent application to Congressman via a University program. The intern coordinator contacted me for a phone interview that lasted a little less than fifteen minutes. A response was given via email later on that week. The application included a resume, cover letter, and two short essay questions. The questions asked were common to other interview questions, such as "Tell me about yourself" and "What experience do you have with..."

    Interview Questions

    • How comfortable are you with writing and how often is it used in your everyday coursework?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at United States Congress (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Cov let and resume got me an interview, successful interview was key to landing the position. Overall the process was not very tough, though strong academic performance proved valuable. I was told that getting a position in Congress is all about earning the trust of the office, so if you can do that in the interview then you should have a decent shot.

    Interview Questions

    • Name 5 rules you would put in place for interns if you were the intern   Answer Question

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