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 proactively.
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 to gain some hands-on experience in your relevant field, however, you should not show selfishly that you want to obtain some experience.
When writing a letter of interest, you have to show a genuine interest to work for the prospective organization. You need to determine what skills and knowledge will fit perfectly to the requirements. The following letter of interest sample for a non advertised position will help you decide what to write in your own letter.
3788 Hill View Avenue
Williamsport, PA 55555
bridget.jones@ email . com
November 5, 2016
Mr. Mac Aberdeen
Manager Human Resources
Bank of America
66 Elkins Street
Williamsport, PA 66739
Dear Mr. Aberdeen:
With a brilliant educational record, related banking 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 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 skills in 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 next week to inquire about the possibility of interview. Should you need to contact me in the interim, I may be reached at (000) 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.