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United States House of Representatives Interview Questions

Updated Oct 14, 2017
113 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Staff Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at United States House of Representatives (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    After volunteering in the office for several weeks I moved on to other opportunities. I was screened by phone several months later and then received an in person interview with the Chief of Staff.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with the idea that a lot of your work will be end up on the cutting room floor?   1 Answer

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    Legislative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at United States House of Representatives.

    Interview

    Heard about the opening through word of mouth, sent in my resume and had an interview the following week. Was one of two finalists, but the other person got the offer. Overall not a bad interview, and a quick turnaround time from hearing about the opening to them filling the position.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Legislative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at United States House of Representatives (Washington, DC) in August 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online the day the internship was posted. A friend referred me to the Legislative Director. I had a phone interview two days later. One week later I received a phone call offering me the internship. (NOTE: The first contact was with the Legislative Director, all subsequent contact was with the Legislative Correspondent.)

    Interview Questions

    • What policies has the Congressman sponsored or co-sponsored? Why this office? What are your skills/weaknesses? Do you live in the District?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Congressional Aide Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at United States House of Representatives.

    Interview

    Great experience interviewing for congressional aide. It was very laid back and we had a wonderful two way conversation. Got to know each other and I heard back within a few hours. I got the job and started the next week. Fast and great interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Quick 15 minute phone interview, which came a little over a week after the application deadline. Interview was very casual and over the phone, asked about my experience as a research assistant, why I wanted to work for this certain Representative, and if I had any questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your current research and what the most interesting thing you've learned from this.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Internship Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at United States House of Representatives (Washington, DC) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Quick and easy, simple in-person interview. Tended to be more on the personality side, but did ask about capacity to work in fast-paced environment and work in a team.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at United States House of Representatives (Seattle, WA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and heard back about a month later from the Intern coordinator. I interviewed over the phone, and the interview lasted about 30 minutes. I received an offer a week later. Fairly basic questions, and they were clear in when they would get back to me and what I was to expect from the internship.

    Interview Questions

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    District Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at United States House of Representatives (Cambridge, MA).

    Interview

    Applied online, got a call back, went in to district office for relatively short interview. Interview questions were pretty straight forward. The question about leadership stumped me a little bit but I think I answered it well in the end.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer
    • Describe a a time when you took leadership/showed leadership abilities   1 Answer
    • How do you know the Congresswoman/Why do you want to work for this specific Congresswoman?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at United States House of Representatives.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received a phone call to interview two weeks later. Interviewed and was selected after waiting two days. Not too challenging. Know about current events and issues and why you want to work at that certain office.

    Interview Questions


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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Was asked about political views, problem solving, and basic political knowledge. Interview was between 20-40 minutes long. The interviewer gave me time to answer my questions fully and thoughtfully. Mostly basic political knowledge required, but also basic problem solving skills, which are situational based, were needed.

    Interview Questions


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