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San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year


Center for Biological Diversity Reviews

  • "Great team atmosphere, good work-life balance"

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    Former Intern - Government Affairs Intern
    Former Intern - Government Affairs Intern

    I worked at Center for Biological Diversity as an intern (Less than a year)


    Very much a collaborative atmosphere. People are valued. Does legitimately important work for the environment, and is trusted by many Democratic members of Congress.


    Pay is competitive with other nonprofits, but obviously that's not a whole lot. Internship was unpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the faith.

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Center for Biological Diversity Interviews



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    Staff Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Center for Biological Diversity (San Francisco, CA) in September 2014.


    I submitted my application at the end of Sept and received an email to set up the first round phone interview in early Oct. I had a great 30-40 min conversation with the science director (no technical questions, only focused on behavioral questions and details of my past experience). They initially decided to go ahead with three other candidates for the second round, but I got a follow up email in late Dec to set up a second round in-person interview with them in early Jan. The in-person interview lasted 4 hours and I had approximately 6 meetings with various staff members over the day. Only the media correspondent asked me technical questions (to see how well I could explain scientific concepts to the layman) - everyone else asked about past experiences or situational/behavioral questions. They were supposed to follow up 3 weeks afterwards after they interviewed another candidate, but when I followed up at the end of Jan, they said they received several more applications and would interview them first before making a decision. I presume at this point, I am not a strong candidate for the final offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you would balance your role as a scientist/researcher and an advocate for environmental issues.   Answer Question
    • How comfortable are you working with legal language and picking out the necessary scientific concepts to criticize?   Answer Question
    • When there are many projects being pushed on you by other partner organizations and you do not have time to prepare fully for them, how would you respond?   Answer Question
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