A summer internship letter introduces you to the organization or to the company’s internship coordinator. Overall, it provides a compelling reason for the company to grant you an interview. Make the most of this first impression opportunity by highlighting your experience and skills as well as by stating why you are the perfect candidate for the position.
Format and Content
The summer internship letter format answers the most important questions an employer is likely to have before granting you an interview. Format the letter so that it clearly conveys how you can benefit the company. List your skills that pertain to the job and any special training or certifications you possess. Mention the recommendation letters written on your behalf and send them in with the internship letter.
In this summer internship letter sample, the student is seeking an internship that is directly related to his college studies and his future career goals. The candidate mentions the experience and certifications he feels will be most important to the prospective employer. In addition, the candidate relates how the internship will help him in the future.
3123 Elm Street
Richardson, TX 75555
May 1, 2013
Mr. Jonathan Gouger
Help for Kid Success
8956 Longshore Drive
Richardson, TX 75555
Dear Mr. Gouger,
I would like to submit my application for your summer internship program. I am well acquainted with the work Help for Kid Success does with handicapped children. During my junior and senior years of high school, I worked in the Partners Physical Education program. Through this experience, I had the opportunity to talk with the children and their parents, many of whom benefited from your summer camp program.
Next fall, I will begin my sophomore year at Dallas University where I am seeking a degree as a child developmental specialist. I have always been sensitive to the needs of others, but I am most moved by children who simply wish to live life to the fullest despite their physical or mental handicap. The reward I get from the children, in the form of a smile or simple eye contact, is my confirmation that I made the right career choice.
I am very dedicated and I believe in finishing what I start. I have excellent organizational and people skills. I relate very well to adults as well as children. Through the Partners Physical Education program I learned how to motivate children, how to help them move safely and how to inspire them and help them to overcome their fear. I have Infant and Child CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency First Aid certifications. In addition, I am a certified lifeguard.
I am enclosing recommendation letters from my high school counselor, the physical education director and the parents of two of the children I worked with in Partners Physical Education. I will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding my qualifications and availability. You may contact me by phone at 277-899-9999 or by email at [email] I look forward to meeting you in person.
Letter of Recommendation, Ms. Lilia Barns, Counselor, Forest High School
Letter of Recommendation, Mr. Jeremy Hill, Director of Physical Education, Forest High School
Letter of Recommendation, Mr. and Mrs. Cline
Letter of Recommendation, Ms. Althea Watson