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9 Interview Questions All Interns Should Be Prepared to Answer

From retail to finance to medicine, every industry needs interns to provide additional support and assistance. However, the trick is to land the perfect gig that will provide you with excellent experience. First things first: an interview. For an internship role, interview questions will vary greatly depending on the industry and role you are looking for. Expect to answer questions about how you work on teams and provide examples of any relevant work experience. To ace your interview, make sure to research the particular position you are applying for.

From brainteasers to analytical questions, background to expectations questions, we’ve gathered together the most popular interview questions that any college student should be prepared to ask as they seek an awesome internship.

A software engineer intern at Goldman Sachs was asked…

“Suppose you had eight identical balls. One of them is slightly heavier and you are given a balance scale. What’s the fewest number of times you have to use the scale to find the heavier ball?”

Check out how 43 interns answered the question.

An intern at Target was asked…

“Describe when you led a team or group and what worked well.”

Check out how 2 interns answered the question.

A trading intern at Susquehanna International Group, LLP was asked…

“I have 10 cards face-down numbered 1 through 10. We play a game in which you choose a card and I give you the corresponding dollar amount. a) What is the fair price of this game? b) Now, after picking a card you can either take the dollar value on the card or $3.50. Also, cards worth less than 5 are now valued at $0. What is the maximum price you are now willing to pay for the game?”

Check out how 9 interns answered the question.

An hourly intern at EY was asked…

“Have you ever experienced conflict with a coworker and how did you resolve it?”

Check out how 1 intern answered the question.

An intern at the US International Trade Administration was asked…

“What are your strengths? Why do you want this internship? What are some of your hobbies?”

Check out how 1 intern answered the question.

An intern at Jane Street was asked…

“If you had only 5 and 11 cent stamps. What’s the smallest number that would be impossible to make with those stamps.”

Check out how 12 interns answered the question.

An intern at AIG was asked…

“Can you describe a time when you faced a challenge that was hard to overcome?”

Check out how 6 interns answered the question.

A management intern at Enterprise was asked…

“Would you be okay hearing ‘No’ from seven out of ten customers?”

Check out how 4 interns answered the question.

A marketing intern at Diageo was asked…

“If you walk into a liquor store to count the bottles unsold, but the clerk is screaming at you to leave, what do you do?”

Check out how 4 interns answered the question.


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