Internships are often unpaid positions that last for a set amount of time --
a semester, a quarter or the entire summer, for instance. The interview process
is the most important part of securing the internship.
1.Review the job description for the internship. You must fully understand
what your potential employer expects you to accomplish during the course of your
2.Obtain as much information about the interview as you can. Contact the
person who called or emailed you to set up the interview, if necessary. Ask the
person to identify the parties who will interview you, the interview length and
whether you need to bring a writing sample with you.
3.Identify the classes you have taken and jobs you have held that are most
relevant to the position. Additionally, identify the previous jobs you have held
that you feel are most relevant.
4.Review the resume that you submitted to make sure that it lists the most
relevant jobs and coursework that you thought of. Because you are approaching
the interview stage, you likely submitted your resume to secure the
5.Prepare professional attire and appearance. Men should wear a suit and tie
of conservative colors and fabric. Women should wear a two-piece, matched suit.
Pantsuits and skirts are acceptable. Skirts should cover your thighs when you
6.Prepare answers for common interview questions, such as "Why do you want to
work for us?" and "Tell me about yourself?" Although you cannot predict every
question that you will be asked, preparing answers to these common questions
helps you memorize the most relevant answers. You are likely to be asked about
previous jobs, relevant classes and personal characteristics that make you a
7.Practice answering interview questions with a friend, a coworker or a
family member. Doing so will ease nervousness on the interview day.