15 questions to ask during an interview for a high school internship

June 9, 2022

Smart questions should be the grande finale to your next interview

Searching and applying for high school internships and summer jobs is nerve wracking. Getting an invitation for an interview is a big deal, so be sure to treat it that way. We’ve talked about how to nail an interview, and this post will focus on your huge opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Asking questions during a job interview is a great way to show that you understand what the hiring manager is looking for. 

Hiring managers are busy people, so the last thing you want to do is waste their time. Understand what the employer is looking for in the position you applied for. If it’s a good fit and you’re invited to interview, then go prepared with questions that demonstrate you’ve done your homework.

You do want this job, right?! Smart questions show that you want to know more about them, and you’re confirming whether or not you’re the right fit for this role. 

15 questions to ask about the role and the hiring organization

  1. Are you hoping to train someone who will become a full-time employee?
  2. What would a typical day look like for me?
  3. Will I be reporting to one person or multiple people?
  4. What sort of tasks are usually the most difficult for a person in my position?
  5. Is there an opportunity for me to learn about the company’s revenue strategy?
  6. How will my performance be measured? 
  7. Are there any skills you’ll expect me to learn outside work hours?
  8. How do your team leaders train and mentor staff?
  9. Who are the company’s biggest competitors? 
  10. What are the biggest challenges facing the company right now?
  11. Are there any employees who started out as interns like me?
  12. What are some career path opportunities here?
  13. What do you think sets this company apart from the competition? 
  14. Is there something in particular that prompted you to interview me?
  15. Based on our conversation today, do you think I’m a good fit for this position?