Internships are sometimes advertised but many students and graduates prospect internships in their choice of companies. They inquire about possible internship vacancies and write to companies in order to acquire an internship of their choice.
When writing a prospective letter or a letter of interest for internships as a student or fresh graduate, it is important to rely on your academic background and skills. Though, it is a fact that internships are acquired with the purpose of gaining some hands-on experience in a relevant field, however, you should not show selfishly that you want to obtain some experience. When writing letter of interest, you have to show a genuine interest to work for the prospective organization’s mission. You need to determine what skills and knowledge will fit perfectly to the requirements.
The following sample of a letter of interest for a non advertised position will help you decide what to write in your own letter.
Sample Letter of Interest for Internship (Non Advertised)
3788 Hill View Avenue
Williamsport, PA 55555
bridget.jones@ email . com
October 10, 2013
Mr. Mac Aberdeen
Manager Human Resources
Bank of America
66 Elkins Street
Williamsport, PA 66739
Dear Mr. Aberdeen:
With a brilliant educational record, banking related projects and a sharp eye on current business trends, I would like to explore any potential internship opportunities at the Bank of America. As a senior at the University of Pennsylvania currently pursuing a Master’s degree in finance, I would like to contribute to your long-term goals.
As indicated in the enclosed resume, I possess a substantial knowledge of the finance world gained through education and finance related assignments over the last 4 years. As part of a university project earlier this year, I conducted a research on macroeconomics of the finance industry. This research in itself was educational to a very high level and taught me to partner with cross functional teams in order to gather data driven inputs. I also have a strong background in developing analysis and financial metrics and since this is my prime area of interest.
I would like to deliver my knowledge of financial planning and analysis and proposal development which I believe is the backbone of a company. Furthermore, I am interested in both investor relations and business process management of which I have sizeable book knowledge.
Please consider this as a letter of interest for the internship position in the finance department of your bank. I will call you at the end of the week to inquire about the possibility of interview. Should you need to contact me in the interim, I may be reached at (333) 333-3333 or via email at bridget.jones@ email . com.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon!