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Manan Agarwal

Cracking the Product Management Internship

Internship, Product Intern, APM, Resources2 min read

Over the past year or so, multiple folks have reached out to me on how to break into Product Management, this is a compilation of some of the best resources I have come across.

This is not an exhaustive list, but this should be more than enough for you to get started. If you want to add to this list or have any feedback for any of these resources, you can write to me on Twitter.

For internship opportunities across the Indian startup ecosystem follow INTERNFINDER

There is no better teacher than building and shipping an actual product.

If there was one exhaustive and detailed resource I would recommend to any PM aspirant it would be Manas Saloi's Project Aristos. You can find it here : [Project Aristos] PM Coaching

Some podcasts I did recently where I talk about breaking in as a PM Intern can be found here :



A list of books that you definitely should read if you are considering breaking into PM are:

  • Interviewing: Cracking the PM Interview (Lewis C Lin)
  • Interviewing: Decode and Conquer (Lewis C Lin)
  • Interviewing: Secrets of a PM Interview (Lewis C Lin)
  • Before you start your role as PM: Escaping the Build Trap (Melissa Perri)
  • The Third Door (Alex Banayan)

The Interview Process

Note this varies massively from company to company but broadly this is how it is categorized:

Product management interviews have three main types of questions:

  • Product Questions
  • Estimation Questions
  • Business Strategy Questions

Practice applying frameworks to the questions. Understand that the frameworks given are not rigid and each section (user journey, user personas, product goals, etc) is a tool that can be applied when needed. The framework does not need to be followed exactly in order, learn how to apply different parts based on the question you are asked.

PM Case Study Practice

Interview Resources

Some more resources

Some Slack Communities in the Indian PM Space where you can meet everyone from Aspirants to Product leaders

Some folks that I love learning from