Software Engineering Internship

Sanfoundry offers internships in "Software Engineering". Read the complete details below regarding the internship requirements, eligibility criterior and the application process.

Pre-requisite / Skillset for Software Engineering Internship

1. Intern must be familiar with the concepts of software product, process and project management.

2. Ability to analyze software project planning as to how project is estimated and recognize when planner decides to make or buy a software.

3. Interpreting the ways of managing risk, scheduling and tracking a software project.

4. Should be familiar with the object-oriented concepts and analyze the elements of an object model with case studies.

5. Ability to apply software engineering principles and techniques.

6. Able to produce efficient, reliable, robust and cost-effective software solutions.


7. Ability to work as an effective member or leader of software engineering teams.

8. Capable of managing time, processes and resources effectively by prioritizing competing demands to achieve personal and team goals.

9. Ability to identify the key activities in managing a software project.

10. Able to compare different process models.

11. Must be familiar with concepts of requirements engineering and analysis modeling.

12. Ability to apply systematic procedure for software design and deployment.

13. Should be able to compare and contrast various testing and maintenance.

14. Capable of managing project schedule, estimating project cost and effort required.

15. Ability to explain various software characteristics and analyze different software Development Models


16. Must be familiar with the contents of a SRS and application of basic software quality assurance practices to ensure that design, development meet or exceed applicable standards.

17. Should be able to compare and contrast various methods for software design.

18. Formulate testing strategy for software systems, employ techniques such as unit testing, test driven development and functional testing.

19. Manage software development process independently as well as in teams and make use of Various software management tools for development, maintenance and analysis.

Software Engineering Internship Test

Intern has to take Software Engineering internship test in which they will be asked 50 multiple-choice questions. They have to score grade A or A* on this test to be eligible for the internship. Here’s a sample set of questions on the Software Engineering topic.


1. Company has latest computers and state-of the- art software tools, so we shouldn’t worry about the quality of the product.
(A) True
(B) False
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Answer: B
Explanation: The infrastructure is only one of the several factors that determine the quality of the product.

2. Which of these is not true ?
(A) Web has led to availability of software services and possibility of developing highly distributed service based systems
(B) Web based systems have led to degradation of programming languages
(C) Web brings concept of software as service
(D) Web based system should be developed and delivered incrementally
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Answer: B
Explanation: Web based systems has led to important advances in programming languages.

3. What is the major drawback of using RAD Model?
(A) Highly specialized & skilled developers/designers are required
(B) Increases reusability of components
(C) Encourages customer/client feedback
(D) Increases reusability of components, Highly specialized & skilled developers/designers are required
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Answer: D
Explanation: The client may create an unrealistic product vision leading a team to over or under-develop functionality.Also, the specialized & skilled developers are not easily available.

4. If you were to create client/server applications, which model would you go for?
(A) WINWIN Spiral Model
(B) Spiral Model
(C) Concurrent Model
(D) Incremental Model
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Answer: C
Explanation: When applied to client/server applications, the concurrent process model defines activities in two dimensions: a system dimension and a component dimension.Thus Concurrency is achieved by system and component activities occurring simultaneously and can be modeled using the state-oriented approach.

5. One can choose Waterfall Model if the project development schedule is tight.
(A) True
(B) False
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Answer: B
Explanation: Real projects rarely follow the sequential flow and iterations in this model are handled indirectly. This changes can cause confusion as the project proceeds thereby delaying the delivery date.

Practice the full set of Software Engineering Multiple Choice Questions before applying for the internship.

How to apply for the Software Engineering Internship

1. Read the Sanfoundry Internship FAQs

2. Take the Software Engineering Internship Test

3. Submit the Internship Application Form

3. Software Engineering Content Development Internships

In this content writing / content development internship for Software Engineering, the shortlisted interns would be working towards the creation of "Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs)" OR "Tutorial Articles" OR "Questions & Answers" on Software Engineering subject.

Selected intern's day-to-day responsibilities and guidelines include the following.
1. Interns would be creating Questions and/or tutorials articles on "Software Engineering".
2. Software Engineering articles must be written with an organized structure with detailed steps and examples.
3. Interns should write clear and concise articles so that the readers can understand them easily.
4. Interns should follow Sanfoundry defined guidelines and format.
5. Interns should report the work status to their mentor on daily basis.
6. Interns should ensure that the content is plagiarism-free.

4. Software Engineering Realtime Projects

Depending on the requirements and availability of free slots, Sanfoundry will attempt to provide industry-oriented, live, real-time projects, or industrial visits for deserving candidates of Sanfoundry accredited college. Kindly ask your College authorities (HOD / Principal) to connect with us.

5. Software Engineering Research Projects

If applicable, Sanfoundry will attempt to provide guidance to interns on "research projects" and "academic projects" so that they can do the necessary study, experimentation, and simulation to arrive at meaningful conclusions. This will help them write "White Papers", "Research Papers" and "Journal Articles" to be published in various eminent journals. Kindly ask your college authorities (HOD / Principal) to connect with us.

6. Software Engineering Internship Benefits and Perks

1. Sanfoundry will issue an internship certificate and a lump sum cash reward as a token of appreciation towards the intern’s contribution to Sanfoundry’s Global Learning Project.
2. This internship with help widen the intern's deep knowledge on the "Software Engineering" subject.
3. It will help to boost the intern's resume and also give real-time work experience.
4. Sanfoundry certificate is very useful to an individual in their professional career growth.
5. Most of the shortlisted interns will be working directly under the guidance of our Founder & CTO, Manish Sir

7. How to Apply for Software Engineering Internship

If you are looking for "Software Engineering" internship at Sanfoundry, you have to fill an application form. The application form is quite detailed and it allows us to understand the qualities of an intern in a deeper way. So, the best way to fill the application is to allocate 2-4 hours towards reading and filling your application form. You must fill every question seriously and honestly. Also, pay special attention to Grammar and sentence framing.

If you are interested to do an internship in Software Engineering, then kindly fill this Application Form.

8. FAQs - Software Engineering Internship

Who can apply for Software Engineering content writing internship?
Students who had studied Software Engineering in their official curriculum or taken a meaningful in-depth external training on this subject can apply for this internship.

What type of work will be assigned to intern in this internship?
Interns would be working towards the creation of "Tutorial Articles" and/or "Questions and Answers" on Software Engineering.

What are the skill sets required for Software Engineering internship?
We have already mentioned above the technical pre-requisite and skillset required for this internship. Besides, the student should be able to work independently, sincere and hard-working, and a self-starter.

Can I apply for Software Engineering internship if I don't have any experience?
Yes. Sanfoundry values skills developed through academic work, volunteer experiences, extracurricular experiences, or other experiences which demonstrate the technical skills useful in work. So, people with no experience can also apply for Software Engineering Internship.

Does Sanfoundry provide Real-time project on Software Engineering?
Yes, but we accept a limited number of candidates from Sanfoundry accredited colleges for real-time projects. Where ever applicable we will attempt to provide industry-oriented projects or industrial visits to deserving candidates. Kindly ask your College authorities (HOD / Principal) to connect with us.

Does Sanfoundry provide research projects or academic projects on Software Engineering?
Yes, Sanfoundry provides ideas on research projects and/or academic projects on some of the topics in Software Engineering. Kindly ask your College authorities (HOD / Principal) to connect with us.

How can I apply for Software Engineering internship?
Fill this Application Form to apply for internships in Software Engineering at Sanfoundry.

9. FAQs - Internship General

Can I get academic credit for my internship?
Yes, if you are doing an internship at Sanfoundry, it may be possible to get academic credit for your internship. Since the College authorities issue these credits, kindly check with your department once.

What is the duration of Content Development Internship?
The duration ranges from 1-month to 3-months. The duration can be adjusted based on the academic schedule of your college or school.

How many hours do I have to work as a part-time intern?
If you are working as a part-time intern in Sanfoundry, you would be allocating 3-4 hours/day.

How many hours do I have to work as a full-time intern?
If you are working as a full-time intern in Sanfoundry, you should be allocating 8 hours/day.

What would be the work timings if I get selected?
Work timings depend on you're availability during the day or evening and the type of internship. But you need to report work status on daily basis.

What are the benefits of completing Sanfoundry Internship?
  • You will receive an internship certificate and a lumpsum cash reward
  • You will gain working experience
Will I receive an offer letter if I am selected for the internship?
Yes, you will receive a confirmation email (with an agreement) from us once you are selected.

How will I know if am selected for the internship?
If you are selected for the internship, you will receive a call/message from us. It generally takes anywhere from 2-days to 2-weeks from the date of your application. However, due to a very large number of internship requests, sometimes the response gets delayed further.

What kind of documents should I submit after accepting the offer?
No documents are required to be submitted.

How will I receive the stipend for "Work-From-Home" internship?
Upon completion of the internship, the stipend will be directly credited into your bank account through NEFT/IMPS.

Do we get paid on a monthly basis?
No, Payment is made only when the internship task is completed.

How long it takes to receive the internship certificate and cash reward, after completion of the internship?
The internship closure process usually takes 7-15 working days.

Can I get a recommendation letter after successful completion of the internship?
Upon successful completion of the internship, you will receive an Internship Certificate. This certificate is written in a letter format which is almost similar to a "Letter of Recommendation".

Can international student apply for an internship in Sanfoundry?
We don't have the required operational setup to work with international students. So, we cannot offer internships to international students at this point in time.

Can I take part in multiple internship programs offered by Sanfoundry at the same time?
No, you can work on only one internship at a time. But after completing the internship you can work on another internship. In fact, a lot of interns keep doing multiple internships with us, one at a time.

Can I discontinue the current internship and join the new internship offered by Sanfoundry?
Yes, you can apply for other internships.

What happens if I discontinue in the middle of my internship?
If the work is partially completed, then Sanfoundry will do the payment on a proportionate basis provided that the intern has completed at least 10% of the work.

Will I receive a certificate and reward if I didn't complete the internship?
Sanfoundry will give a certificate and a proportionate reward if the intern has completed at least 10% of the work.

Whom to contact if I have more query?
Kindly drop an email to [email protected]

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