Internships allow you to gain hands on experience in your field of interest. An internship application letter introduces you to a prospective employer and explains why the employer should select you over other possible candidates. The letter should be addressed to a specific person whenever possible. It must capture the reader’s interest and clearly articulate the experience, knowledge and expertise you have to offer the hiring organization.
Format and Content
Keep the tone of the letter professional and free of grammar and spelling mistakes. The internship application letter format should follow a logical flow beginning with an introductory paragraph, followed by examples of your academic and work experiences, and end with a request for an interview. Include your contact information in the last paragraph. If you intend to follow up, state when and how you intend to do so in the last paragraph.
This internship application letter sample is from a junior who is currently working toward a degree in the computer sciences field. She demonstrates her knowledge of the hiring company by mentioning events related to the company’s performance. She expresses a desire to use her skillset for the advantage of the company as well as to gain more knowledge in her chosen career field.
April 15, 2013
Ms. Sandra Rogers
2236 Preston Road
Diamond, Oregon 92523
Mr. Lowell Matheson
Dear Mr. Matheson,
I am writing to express my interest in the Computer Engineering internship position posted on the University of DallasInternship Services website, beginning on June 10, 2013 and ending on December 15, 2013. I am keenly aware of the industry awards Matheson Technology Services has earned in the last 5 years and I am eager to learn from a company that prioritizes innovation.
I am currently enrolled at the university and I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of computer technology. I am minoring in the field of mathematics. I have extensive knowledge of all current programming languages and I am very proficient in database creation and management. My prior work experience includes troubleshooting computer problems for a major corporation in Houston, Texas during the previous two summers and working as a programming intern for Spice Electronics during my freshman and sophomore years.
I work extremely well in team-oriented environments. I have very good interpersonal and communication skills. I am a highly motivated individual and driven to succeed. I believe I would be a valuable asset to your organization. This internship would provide me with the ideal opportunity to utilize my current skills for the benefit of Matheson Technology Services while learning more in-depth knowledge from a global industry leader.
I am enclosing my resume, which outlines my qualifications in more detail. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you in person for an interview. You may reach me on my cell phone at 256-956-9878 or you may contact me by email at [email protected] to arrange an interview date and time. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Ms. Sandra Rogers