Center for Strategic and International Studies

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    Great think tank that can open up the world of Washington to junior staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Center for Strategic and International Studies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work on projects of consequence
    Access to world-class scholars, government officials, etc.
    Smart and dedicated co-workers
    Good camaraderie among junior staff
    Ability to work across programs if one demonstrates proper knowledge and interest

    Cons

    Junior staff hit a ceiling from which they usually cannot be promoted

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Center for Strategic and International Studies Interviews

Updated 18 Aug 2014
Updated 18 Aug 2014

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Center for Strategic and International Studies.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for a semester-long internship in one of the specific programs. Received an invitation to interview a month later. Went into the office for an interview (though was offered the option for an interview over the phone). Interview was approximately 45 minutes long. Mostly questions about why I was interested in the position, what experiences on my resume (or others) contributed to that interest. Asked about work style. Asked about what projects I would be interested in working on and why. Asked some topic-related questions that definitely required specific knowledge to answer. Received offer via email a week and a half after my interview and was given 5 days to accept or decline.

    Interview Questions
    • Most unexpected question was about what I like to do outside the office (for fun, hobbies, etc.)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I tried to negotiate for more time to accept the offer, as I was balancing other interviews/positions, but could not get a significant amount of more time.
    Accepted Offer
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Website csis.org
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Non-profit Organisation
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $25 to $50 million (AUD) per year
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