Hi all. I've had a couple of interviews for Summer internships lately in which I was dinged because both had something in common, the interviewers said that since I was a Sophomore jumping into a FT position after a successful internship wouldn't be able to happen due to how young I am. I have an interview next week, and just want to be prepared in how to respond to this. After all, I understand the whole point of an internship is to get a FT role at that company right after graduation. In my case, I'm merely just doing it for the experience, and going to TRY to get something better (I don't say this upfront).
I don't know if both were bullshitting me, but I was genuine in asking for honest feedback in how the interviews went. They both said that there wasn't anything wrong on the behavioral or experience side but it just wasn't practical for them to train an intern who isn't even near graduation. I know in this forum's eyes, at least for young students, the goal is to get the internships early on to leverage it into something better.