First, take the time to learn as much as possible about the agency. Go to its Web site and review its values and mission. Also review the different departments and programs and how they work together to accomplish the organization’s goal. Once you have the bigger picture, it is time to hone in on the specific department or division you would be working for. Look at their programs and/or services and review the staff makeup and profiles. If you know who will be interviewing you, take the time to research that person as well. Next you should research the position—scrutinize the job description to determine what they are really looking for. Finally, you should research yourself. Review your skills and strengths and connect these to what the agency wants. Also prepare some questions for the interviewer, and practice answers to the most common interview questions.