How to get an internship at Samsung

how-to-get-an-internship-at-samsungMost likely, you may have stumbled upon this article while searching for internships in Samsung. One of the largest multinational conglomerates, Samsung is known for providing excellent internship opportunities. A Samsung internship is valued by students all over the world.

What are the types of internships available at Samsung and who are eligible to apply?
Samsung has dedicated internship programs for engineering undergraduates, postgraduates, and MBA students which generally last over a period of 10 weeks. There are various divisions in Samsung and internships are available in a variety of disciplines. For an internship in Samsung India, interns are taken for the three R&D centres: Samsung Research Institutes in Bangalore, Delhi, and Noida for both software and hardware profiles.

How to apply?
Interested students can apply through following methods:

1. Campus recruitment: Samsung hires most of the interns through universities directly. Get in touch with your college placement coordinator for arranging a campus visit.
2. Online application: You need to register on their website and then you can search for the available internship positions through their careers page.
3. Referral: If you know someone who works at Samsung, ask them to provide a referral. A referral helps in resume clearing process and takes you directly to written test or an interview.

What after applying?
The first step of campus recruitment process in most colleges is resume shortlisting. The focus is primarily on the CGPA and some weightage is also given to coding experience. After the initial screening, students have to give a written test, which is divided into two rounds.

Round 1 is an aptitude test similar to the Global Samsung Aptitude Test (GSAT). It has 60 MCQs which are to be solved in 60 minutes. Questions based on verbal reasoning, arithmetic aptitude, logical reasoning, and data interpretation are asked.
Selected students move to the second round which is the coding round. 3 questions are asked and 60 minutes are given. Examples:
• Print sum of all prime numbers within a given range
• Find all triplets in a given array whose product is a given number
• Find MS Excel column name from a given column number
• Given a string, remove all same consecutive letters until there is no same consecutive letter. For example, if given string is “dfaaafp”, return “dp”.
• Given a BST, find k-th largest element without using extra space.
• Find lowest common ancestor in a BST

For the hardware profile, this second round mostly consists of 25 questions on topics like digital electronics (DCS, propagation delay of flip-flops, counters etc.), analog electronics (BJTs, MOSFETs etc.), network analysis (RLC Circuits), microprocessors, and communications. They have to be answered in 45 minutes.

Shortlisted students then move forward to the third round which is a structured Group Discussion (GD). A variety of topics are given and students have to speak on those topics for the specified amount of time. Some of the previously asked topics are:
• Is Technology removing human interaction?
• Pick one social problem and solve it using Digital India
• Future of Smartphones and possible applications

In some very rare cases, short HR-interviews are also taken which have pretty standard questions like:
• Tell me about yourself
• What are the latest Samsung products and their new features?
• Why Samsung?

For doing an internship in Samsung headquarters in Korea, onsite technical and HR interviews (15 minutes each) are organized by the placement cells of top-tier colleges like IITs. Students can also apply individually as ‘foreign admits’ through Samsung website. CGPA is the most important criteria for selection along with JEE All India Ranks.

Once the internship starts, a mentor is assigned to every student. Students are provided tickets for the travel along with accommodation at a five-star hotel for the first week. The first week normally has induction sessions, which culminates with a DJ-night party on the first weekend. Students work either in pairs or individually, depending upon their mentors and the assigned projects. Samsung generally offers a stipend of 30K/month. Other perks include free lunch & dinner, AC-bus facilities, and team lunches.

Word of advice from ex-interns:
Be calm and confident: For the coding round, practice solving graph algorithms without using vectors beforehand. Don’t lose your cool during GD. You are not expected to talk like an orator; just present your points in a confident manner and make sure that you only say relevant points.

Work culture: Samsung usually follows a hierarchical work culture. Interns are motivated to come up with new ideas, but everything has to go through a system. Also, it’s compulsory to work for at least 9 hours every day. Work from home is not allowed. However, a lot of fun and recreational activities are organized regularly.

Pre-placement offer: There is a structured process for bagging the PPO in Samsung. Your mentor’s review plays a significant role in the process. Apart from that, every intern has to clear three different stages –
• Software competency test/GSAT
• Technical interview
• HR interview

A couple of pro-tips:
Accuracy and time management is essential for clearing the aptitude test. It’s better to leave a question than spending more than 90 seconds on it.
Resources: The best way to prepare is by practicing a lot of coding questions that were actually asked in Samsung tests in the past. You can get all the questions asked over the years here. To prepare for the aptitude tests, you can go through this Q&A site.

You can also read about the amazing experience of Akankshya while she did her Samsung summer internship at SRI-Bangalore and got the PPO.

If you wish to build a career in the software industry, you can find similar computer science internships; just register and start applying. If you have done an internship at Samsung and have something to add, we would like to hear; please comment below.

24 thoughts on “How to get an internship at Samsung

  • January 30, 2017 at 2:12 PM

    Thanks a lot to provide the information about the internships and PPOs. .. Really it helped me a lot. ….
    But. . As I am pursuing btech in IT branch. So can I start my internship here in Samsung and can get selection in PPOs??

  • May 24, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Read, learn and practice MCQ and answers with explanation on Current Affairs, GK, Education, Aptitude, Verbal ability & Computer science for interview & Govt. Exams

  • July 10, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    Is Samsung hiring interns for Post graduate in HR and Admin students. I’m 1st year student, need internship. Plz guide me…

  • August 14, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    I was disqualified in interview round , shall i apply directly to Samsung internship for summer 2018

  • November 29, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    dear sir!

    My son is studying B.Tech. (ECE) 3rd year in Aditya Engg. College, Surampalem, Andhra Pradesh. He wants to do internship from Samsung co. Is there any training place in Andhra Pradesh.

    Please advise

  • March 21, 2018 at 8:26 PM

    I want to do internship from Samsung R&D India. Is it the common link of all divisions of Samsung or Is there a different process for Samsung Bangalore? Please help me out asap.

    • March 22, 2018 at 10:22 AM

      Hi Jigyasa,

      The link given in the article is the common link to apply to Samsung. We don’t have any information regarding the application procedure at Samsung Bangalore currently. Please visit their official careers page for details.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

  • April 7, 2018 at 1:20 AM

    Just I want join to Samsung mobiles department, because i do something in this filed .

    • April 7, 2018 at 9:54 AM

      Hi Sunil,

      We do not have any information regarding internships at Samsung currently. Please visit their official careers page for details.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

  • May 19, 2018 at 1:52 PM

    I am pursuing BTech- Electronics and Communication Engg. from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, NOIDA during 3rd year ( 6th Sem). Undergoing 06 weeks summer training will be a dream to come true which will benefit me immensely in my future endeavour towards gaining technological advancement

    • May 21, 2018 at 10:56 AM

      Hi Piyush,

      We do not have any information regarding the internships at Samsung. However, you can look for electronics internships available on Internshala. Please register here – to begin your journey with Internshala. If you’ve already registered, please visit for all electronics internships live on our platform.

      Hope this helps!

      Thanks~ Unnatti

  • July 29, 2018 at 8:55 PM

    Respected sir ,
    I am pratapsingh I’m doing my mtech in VLSI design and embedded system I want to do internship in Samsung .My 10th ,puc and Mtech marks are good but I have BE percentage of 55 so does it affect my dream of working in Samsung

    • July 30, 2018 at 10:26 AM

      Hi Pratap,

      Currently, we do not have any information regarding internships at Samsung. Please visit their official careers page for details.

      You can also look for internships in VLSI and embedded systems on Internshala by registering here –

      Thanks~ Unnatti

  • March 13, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    By using this blog i gained lot of information.

  • May 8, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    I am appearing MCA fourth semester exam from Vishseshswraiya University, Bangalore on June’19 session,
    I am interested to complete MCA final year Internship study (Year January’2020 winter session) from your organization if you consider my request.
    Please inform me procedure of apply for your organization.


    Shreya Banerjee.

    • May 9, 2019 at 3:13 PM

      Hi Shreya,

      Currently, we do not have any active internship at Samsung on our platform. Please visit their official careers page for more details.

      However, in case you wish to pursue an internship in a different organisation then you could register on Internshala here – Once you have registered, you may browse all the internships available on our platform here – You can filter internships according to your location and duration available on the left side of the page.

      Thanks :)

  • May 28, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    I am Interested for internship program

    • May 29, 2019 at 1:52 PM

      Hi Vikas,

      Thank you for writing in.

      We do not have any current information regarding internships at Samsung. Please visit their careers page for more information.

      Thanks :)


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