I worked at U.S. Civilian Research full-time
Great place to learn about different aspects of government contracting
Not much room for advancement
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Civilian Research (Washington, DC) in February 2012.
There are hard-working, dedicated people @ CRDF. But perhaps there's a reason why they're at a non-profit - i.e. that they're hard-working and dedicated but perhaps a bit too disorganized. You need to know your material before interviewing. Be prepared for professional treatment with the occasional off-putting weirder-than-normal people. They don't get back to interviewees for a looong time.
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