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Washington, DC
51 to 200 employees
1976
Nonprofit Organization
Grantmaking Foundations
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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The Cato Institute is a not-for-profit public policy research foundation that provides opinions and analysis in such areas as constitutional law, national security, civil liberties, and international trade. It publishes periodicals, books, and policy reports. The think tank has ... Read more

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    Prestigious institution with many connections, relaxed working hours and a fun office environment.

    Cons

    The pay, being a nonprofit, and there is not much upward mobility if you do not have a graduate degree.

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Cato Institute Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Cato Institute in August 2016.

    Interview

    Go to the Cato Institute's website, and apply online. They ask for about 3-4 essays, trying to figure out your views on policies and the role of government. Furthermore, they ask for 5 influential books.

    Interview Questions

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