Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Sunday, January 12, 2020
Hi there! First of all that’s wonderful that you moved forward in the process and had an in person interview for the internship. If the recruiter you’ve been working with set an expectation that you would get an update in a few days and you are past that timeline then you have the green light to follow up. Whether you send an email or pick up the phone and call is up to you, but either way it’s ok to check in and ask for a update. It’s hard to guess what’s going on behind the scenes with the job posting. Sometimes they automatically unpost on a certain date, while others are taken down when the hiring team feels they have enough qualified candidates in the consideration process. Typically decline emails are sent when the position is filled so if you haven’t received one yet I would keep your hopes up until you get a definitive status of your application!