Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Very Easy Interview
Staff Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Interview Details After my initial online application, I was contacted for a phone interview with two of the program administrators. The interviewers were friendly and we actually had an engaging and pleasant conversation. Their questions were relatively simple. Most were about elaborating on experiences on my resume, how they've prepared me for this position, why I wanted to work for the Wilson Center, etc.
Interview Question – There were no real unexpected questions. There were a couple of minor behavioral questions, such as "How do you handle projects with tight deadlines?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – This is an unpaid position. While it has provided me with some leverage on my resume, I did not learn many valuable skills that compensated for living in this expensive city with no income. However, it opened my eyes to the world of think tanks, and all of the possibilities in Washington, D.C.
Intern Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in January 2013.
Interview Details Multiple phone call conversations, recommendations, cover letter and resume
wanted to see prior experience in the field
Interview Question – Most relevant bi-lateral issues to Canada and the US Answer Question
Internship Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Interview Details application-interview-offer
Interview Question – Remember to do the research first. Focus on the program bulletin or online projects. At least attend one of their events first. Answer Question
Program Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Interview Details Phone interview, then in-person interview with Program Director and Program Associate. This was a federal position, so it took months to be contacted initially.
Interview Question – Sometimes I was asked multiple questions at once. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I came in at the highest GS level for the position. I negotiated a start date.