Most politicos work on Capitol Hill at least once in their career, whether it’s an internship, full-time, or consultant work. My turn came during the summer of 2019 in the form of an engineering student partnership. I went through a different type of interview process for my internship, but during the summer I was able to talk to other interns and staffers and hear the various questions they were asked during their interviews. Here are some of the questions I or my colleagues encountered during our interviews:
1) What qualifies you to work on Capitol Hill?
The Hill can be both fast-paced and a drag depending on whether your chamber is in or out of session. Talking about being self-motivated is a great way to answer this question. Being able to work on a handful of different projects at once is another quality that some managers look for – you won’t always be able to sit and work on the same project from start to finish with no interruptions.