Yesterday, I went to an interview with a well-known foreign technology company which has some activity in my country (France), for my end-of-studies internship. There were three internship subjects available, all related to my interests (machine learning and computer vision, which I will call ML and CV in the following). Two of them interested me most.
After hearing a general description of both, I settled on one that seemed more interesting to me. It became clear that it would not be exactly what I expected; it is very CV-oriented, while still including a small ML part. The second topic would contain more machine learning. On the moment, I still thought the first one was a good choice.
The interview went well; they seemed satisfied and told me that I would be contacted for a second small interview, and that they would like me not to take too long to give a definitive answer. I am now waiting for them to get in touch.
The problem is that I am having doubts about my choice of subject. Though I find CV interesting, ML was initially my main subject, it is the one I have the most (not work-related) experience in, and it seems to have a much larger choice of job openings. I worry that doing mostly CV could hurt my chances of getting a job I like at the end of my internship. I did not think this through during the interview.
Since they seemed to like my profile and the two subjects have similarities, I wonder if I could request some more information on the second subject, and request a switch depending on that. Is that still an option? Do I risk losing the offer by going back and forth like that after the interview?
I have other contacts as well as an interview planned at another company, and am pretty sure that I will have at least two other positions available soon, so losing this offer would not be a disaster, but this one is better aligned with my interests. I can probably gain something from either of the two subjects. I would like, if possible, to get a chance to reconsider my choice with more information, without annoying the recruiters.