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Internship Interview Questions and Answers

Last update: 05 Apr 2021, 9 Questions

This is good to know that you have been invited for the internship interview. This is the real chance for you to grab the position in the company. While facing internship interview questions, keep this thing in mind that you are also going to answer the same questions which are being asked to several other candidates. How you answer them, is something that decides whether they will select you or not. Your interviewer will try to dig deeper into the questions and expecting you to clarify them based on your submitted CV.

Our experts have compiled the list of common internship interview questions and answers that will be going to help you in determining the questions that might be asked to you. Also, helps you in giving the suggested answer.

Most Frequently Asked Internship Interview Questions

Here in this article, we will be listing frequently asked Internship Interview Questions and Answers with the belief that they will be helpful for you to gain higher marks. Also, to let you know that this article has been written under the guidance of industry professionals and covered all the current competencies.

1. Why have you applied for this internship?

With your answer to this question, the interviewer will get the idea of your interest and can easily determine whether they can give you the similar work that you are expecting or not. Explain your answer in detail and try to add the agenda of doing this internship. Give a deep thought on the benefits of getting this internship, like how this will gonna help you in your career and what new things you are excited to learn about; that you can easily figure out from the job description.

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2. Why should we consider you for this internship?

This question is important to ask for an interviewer. With this, he can judge you whether you are here for some reason or would you take this internship for granted. So make sure to show some enthusiasm towards the internship position and seriousness for your career.

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3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Your strengths should fall in these categories, pick two or three and elaborate it with real-life examples: Team player, Workaholic, Creativity, Multitasking, Good communication skills, Good social skills, Honesty, Dedication, Problem solver, Initiative taker, Good writer, Respect for all, etc. Never say you don't have any weaknesses. This will display amateur and arrogant behavior. Everybody has weaknesses but it's important to display them in such a way that should not hinder your selection.

Some examples:

  • Single tasker (Finish one task at a time. Greater or smaller doesn't matter to you. You just put all your focus on it and don't settle until it's done.)
  • Introvert (Keep on hustling on your own),
  • Self-criticism (Blame yourself and improve),
  • Multitasker (Take too much on my plate but I get it done, always),
  • Sensitive (Can say no attitude), etc.
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4. How do you prioritize your work?

If you have a good strategy already, go with it and explain it. Otherwise,
Sir, I take a moment to analyze different tasks altogether. Tasks that need urgent attention are my priority. Then comes the tasks which have time but are important. After that, I do the tasks which need little attention. In all this, I am flexible enough to perform short tasks when needed in between these priority tasks.

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5. Tell us about a time when you have successfully dealt with a difficult situation.

Pick up the instance of your life or a college project that will display at least 2 - 3 strengths of yours. Even if you have taken help from your friend or teacher, don't be afraid to tell it.

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6. What do you do when your schedule is interrupted? Give an example of how you handle this.

Sir interruptions are part of life. Whether it's an urgent phone call or friends asking for hanging out or a family visit. To avoid this I make sure to do all the important tasks early. For example: During my project delivery in college, I spend 30-40 minutes every day in the 6 months duration to avoid last-minute delay. As a result, I submit my result and presentation in a given time frame and get praised by my teacher for it.

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7. What’s the coolest project you’ve worked on?

Explain a challenging project of yours in detail. It could be your college project, part-time job project, or project you built through self-learning. The project should be creative, fun, big, related to your field, and should display your excitement with it.

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8. How do you measure success for this internship?

Anything which I will learn here other than my studies will be fruitful for my future. The greater the experience I gain, the more successful I will become.

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9. Do you work better under pressure or with time to plan and organize?

The answer to this question depends on your preferences. If you are an organized person and like to follow the processes then go with the “time to plan and organize” option otherwise under pressure. But being flexible will increase your chances of getting hired and we recommend you to go with the same.

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The above-listed questions are the common internship interview questions that can be answered in both ways whether you are an experienced person or a fresher. The list will help you in cracking your interview and we are excited to know your experience. Do not forget to share your experience in the comments section.

About Aakanksha Kekan
Aakanksha Kekan
Senior Manager - Digital Marketing

A seasoned digital marketing professional with experience in planning and executing 360 degree digital strategies for organizations in the travel & hospitality, construction, education, scientific communication industry. With 12 years of experience, Aakanksha has seen Digital grow in India from its infant stage to being a giant owning a sizable chunk of budget in every organization's marketing campaigns.