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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2017
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied by email to the position, had a short phone interview 2 weeks later. Asked what positions I am interested in, previous experience as a Research assistant, and academic and career goals.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What are your plans for after your undergraduate experience?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

    Interview

    I applied directly through the internship coordinator by email. I got a response in a day and had a phone interview two days later. Received an offer the day after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about my schedule, what I was interested in studying, who I wanted to work with   Answer Question
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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 a week. I interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my application and was contacted via email to come in and interview once. I interviewed with the director of the program. I was asked about my past experience and why I wanted to work there.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I wanted to work there.   1 Answer

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    Communications Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Applied via email. Heard back a week after the deadline. Phone interview two days later with two people I would be working directly under. Asked me to explain my interest in the position and elaborate on my resume.

    Interview Questions


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in November 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online with resume, cover letter and writing sample. Program coordinator emailed within a week for a phone interview. Took the phone interview and got the position the next week. The interviewer started off with a brief introduction to the internship and then asked a few behavioral questions. Pretty standard and nothing too difficult.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Minneapolis, KS) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Application online (cover letter, plus 2 infographics, and two writing samples then a phone interview which lasted 30 minutes) they contacted me shortly for a phone interview in which they asked
    some very standard questions on the importance of Latin America to the United States, received an offer shortly after

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    Staff Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) in November 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online close to the deadline. About a month later, I got an email saying "we would be happy to have you on our team." I didn't call it an interview as it was more like conversation on the phone asking my research experience (which the staff answered saying I wrote my thesis), familiarity with the program theme, and international experience (which the staff also assisted me by asking my origin). At the end I was scheduled to come in for paperwork, but it was postponed as many staffs were on vacation.

    Interview Questions

    • research experience, what do you know about the program theme, and international experience   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Submitted application, was called in for an interview. Was interviewed by two program assistants/associates. Asked questions about my experience in the area, previous internship experiences, academic work, etc. Very basic and as to be expected.

    Interview Questions

    • What experiences have you had that prepare you for this position?
      What experience have you had conducting independent research? Provide an example.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.


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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was looking to apply for a research assistance position and mistakenly applied for a staff assistant position. I got an interview after applying online( within a month or so) for the staff assistant position but expressed an interest in doing research instead. I got a reply within a few days saying that I did not get the staff assistant position but that the interviewer was going to pass on my resume and cover letter to the internship coordinator to see if there are any research positions open. Within a week, I was offered 2 research assistance positions with 2 experts on the Middle East. Let me mention that I am bilingual( Arabic being my first language) which helped alot given that the two experts wanted an Arabic speaker.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase. Unpaid internship


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    Program Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by in-person interview with immediate manager and program co-worker. Applied online and heard back within two weeks. After I got the job and started one of the other candidates emailed the general program email to see if she got the job as HR never let her know.

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