I worked at State of Utah as an intern (Less than a year)
Very nice people, lots of learning experience.
The internship could have been more well organized, there were times where there was very little to do.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at State of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) in March 2019.
If you get past the initial screening you will be sent a test. My test consisted of an Excel file with about 43,000 rows . The test had six questions that required analysis of the data. The instructions were clear and I was given one week to complete the project. The project data was actual anonymized agency data. The questions were from actual management requests. It took between 4 and 5 hours to complete my analysis. I actually enjoyed the analysis part.
Your analysis will be graded by the hiring manager. If you pass you get an interview. If you fail that is the end of the process for you. Needless to say, if you do not turn in your analysis on time you will not get an interview.
My analysis passed muster and I was invited in for an interview. There were four people in the interview panel and each one had a list of the questions they were allowed to ask. State HR rules do not allow the interviewers to deviate from the questions. They went around the table with each person asking one question until they were all asked. I was then invited to ask any questions I had.