Feeling nervous about your internship interview? Nailing your internship questions depend on knowing the questions to expect and practising the answers. It's about behavioural problems. They include "Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses" and "Tell me about a time you worked on a team," but there are other common questions top internship programs now ask.
Q 1. Let's go over your resume (and what's not on it). Q 2. What are your career goals (a.k.a. Where do you see yourself in ___ years)? Q 3. Give me an example of a situation when you went above and beyond your responsibilities without being asked. Q 4. What are your strengths and weaknesses, and how do you plan to turn your weaknesses around? Q 5. Let's talk about the time you failed, the things you learned and what you would do differently if you encounter something similar. Q 6. Have you ever sold something before? Sell it to me. Q 7. Ever worked on something that wasn't yielding any fruits? Tell me how you improved the process. Q 8. What are your most significant accomplishments? Q 9. What is the most challenging task you have ever encountered? Q 10. Let's focus on your leadership skills. How did you demonstrate leadership and what were the results? Q 11. How can you deal with co-workers or team members who are not performing according to the standards? Q 12. Give me an example of something you failed at, and how you overcame the negative feedback and feeling you got. Q 13. Why did you pick us? Why do you want to intern here? Q 14. What skills and experiences set you apart from your peers? Q 15. What made you choose this company and this position in the first place? Q 16. Have you ever faced adversity? How did you deal with it? Q 17. Give an example of a situation where you needed to persuade your team to choose your idea. How did they respond? Q 18. What is your most significant achievement that is not listed on your resume? Tell me more about it. Q 19. Give me an example of when you had to use your problem-solving skills. Q 20. Describe yourself in one word, a word that would most likely remind us about you. Q 21. In 60 seconds, sell yourself to me. Why should I hire you?
Today, a good percentage of entry-level full-time hires in the United States are sourced through the internship programs. It means, desirable and admirable employers use internship programs as a necessity to hire employees. To succeed, you need airtight answers to the 21 questions above. Knowing the questions and airtight answers will help in your preparation. Good luck!