I couldn't find an answer to my question in the forum anywhere, but if you find one, please redirect me there! My question : What is the difference between a Phone Interview and an actual sit down interview with a staff person? If you get either one, does that mean that they're considering you more seriously? Besides all the obvious differences, is one better than the other? Or is it just because they are too far to actually conduct an interview? Senator Boxer's Office is somewhere in Riverside, which is a good ways away from where I live. Thank you for your help.