Questions To Ask
of internship employers
Do a little digging to find out the quality of an internship. Your internship interview will help the employer decide whether or not they want to hire you for the position, but it should also help you decide whether or not you want to accept the position. Internships are supposed to be learning experiences. It's up to you to ensure that the internship will meet your learning needs.
Here are some questions that will help you to ascertain whether or not the internship is right for you:
- Who will supervise me? What will supervision be like? How often will we meet?
- What skills do I need for this internship?
- What skills will I gain from this internship? What can I expect to learn?
- What types of projects will I be working on?
- How will most of my time be spent? What percentage of my time will be spent on clerical work such as photocopying, preparing mailings, data entry, etc.?
- Have you ever had an intern before?
- What are your expectations of me?
Check the Internship Review for evaluations of internships done by former BC interns.
Have an interview coming up? Check out our Interview page.