Jul 30, 2018 - 12:12 AM
Tailor the letter to the specific internship. Do some research into the program and mention areas of the program that align with your own academic, work, and recreational activities. Your primary goal with this letter is to convince the program administrators to consider you as an intern. You want to show that you're the best candidate.
A business letter format is the acceptable choice for an internship cover letter. This means including contact information at the top of the page, the date, a greeting (addressed to the person you're communicating with), concise content backed up with facts, and your name as a conclusion. If you're emailing the document, you don't need to sign your name at the bottom.
Look for ways to include relevant keywords taken from the description of the internship. Be sure to share examples and statistics from your experiences, so the page doesn't read like a keyword-stuffed generic letter. Also, add a call-to-action at the end of the page.
Finally, be sure to proofread your letter multiple times and get more tips for writing the letter from this article.