Internship Interview Questions
Focus on future goals in place of
do you think this internship experience will prepare you for your
are your plans for after graduation?
do you see yourself in five/ten years?
are your long term and short term goals?
Inquire about academic experiences rather than professional:
me about a time when you had a heavy course load. How did you manage
do you feel your campus involvement (if any) relates to the professional
has been your most rewarding college experience thus far?
did you choose your major?
was your greatest achievement?
courses in your major have you completed thus far?
Ask questions to determine the candidateís work ethic:
me about a time when you had to work as a member of a team to complete a
task. What role did you fulfill?
was your favorite summer or part-time job? Why?
have you learned from your part-time or student jobs (if listed on
did you choose the career field you would like to work in?
will motivate you in this position?
do you think you will be successful in your chosen field?
do you believe is an internís role in an organization/company?
me a little more about yourself?
is your major and why did you choose it?
your grades reflect your true ability? Why or why not?
extracurricular activities are you involved in?
leadership roles have you had?
are you interested in this internship?
does this internship reflect your academic and career goals?
will this internship help you work towards these goals? What would you
like to get out of this experience?
of your courses, jobs, or extracurricular activities has prepared you
for this internship and make you qualified?
you like to receive academic credit for this experience? If so, what are
the requirements for your school?
are your greatest strengths and biggest weaknesses?
are your most important/proudest accomplishments?
type of supervisor do you prefer to work under?
you have been told, or discovered for yourself a problem in your job
performance, what have you typically done? Examples?
are some things you would like to avoid in a job? Why?
are some things you particularly liked about your last job or related
you consider yourself a self-starter? An independent worker? If so,
you are jugging multiple things, how do you determine which projects to
put on hold?
one of the following: the last major problem that you were confronted
with; how you have dealt with difficult people; how you overcame an
obstacle; or how you solved a problem.
you familiar with _______________(the computer system that your company
uses) and __________ software program?
date would you be able to start? What date would you have to terminate
is your schedule of availability (What days and time are you available?
How many hours a week can you work?)
would you handle conflicts between your school schedule and this
do you think we should hire you
you have questions for me?