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How To Answer Common Internship Interview Questions

Preparation is always very important when it comes to passing an interview, you need to know what questions to expect in order to ensure you have the answers ready. This will better your chances of getting the job. 

Below are sample interview questions and answers

1. Tell me about yourself.

This is always present in any interview you attend it is a question that allows the interviewer to know who you are in terms of your professional background. Unless specified, your answer should revolve around your professional background.

Do not  answer this question with where you are living and how many siblings you have. Talk about your age, educational background and your career choice.

2. Why did you apply for an internship here?

An interviewer will ask you this question to find out what you know about the organisation and if you put any thought into your application. This is where you need to show them that you know what the company does and have thought about how this will be beneficial to your career in the long run.

For example a good answer would be; 'Your organisation offers the best training opportunities to young professionals by creating an open learning and innovative environment. I believe that your organisation is the best place for me to learn skills that will help me excel in my career.'

You can also use this chance to sell yourself, so that in case future opportunities come up you will be considered.

3. Why should we hire you?

As much as the position you are interviewing for is an internship, you still need to show the employer that you will be of benefit to the organisation. This means you have to prove that you are worthy of the position.

Because you probably don't have a lot of experience your answer should revolve around your skills and how you can use them to help the organisation grow.

4. What’s your goal with this internship?

Your answer to this question will tell the employer whether or not you will benefit from the opportunity it will help them understand what you want to get out of the internship.

Your answer should bring out your interest to learning new skills, and even your ability to be entrusted with responsibility, this shows that you are eligible to a job offer upon completion of your internship.

5. Why did you decide to pursue this career?

By asking this question, the employer wants to know what makes you tick, they are trying to find out whether you are truly passionate about it or it is just something you chose because you had no option.

This is because, in order for you to succeed, you need to be passionate about what you do. When you show the potential employer that you have passion for what you do, then they know that you will work diligently.