3 Great Sample Cover Letters for Internship Applications

3 Great Sample Cover Letters for Internship Applications

An internship, if you chose the host company carefully and you do a great job during the program, can be quite an efficient career ladder. Even if some critics stress that internship programs are usually much more beneficial to the employer than they are to the employee, completing an internship for a highly reputable company in your field is a great entry-level business card in your future job applications. But first, you need to get accepted into the program. In this post, we will show you how to write a cover letter for an internship by sharing to you a few sample cover letters tailored specifically to internships.

It’s important to have a clear cover letter template before your eyes when you start writing your own in order to complete your application. And while you may already have 2 or 3 cover letter samples for job applications, a sample cover letter for internship applications needs to be a bit different than those. Check out these 3 short and to the point samples of cover letters, perfect for any internship application you may be preparing. We are only giving you the text addressed to the reader per se, so don’t forget to also write your address and the receiver’s address in full, at the top left corner of the page, before you begin with the text we are about to share.


1. Sample Cover Letters #1 (for college students)

Sample Cover LettersDear Ms. Jefferson,

My previous work experience in sales and my status as an almost graduate of the University of Central Florida are a unique set of skills which make me an ideal candidate for an intern position in your marketing department.

I know that your company’s track record of customer satisfaction is exceptional, and my previous work with clients has convinced me that a career in sales and marketing would fit me very well. This is why I think I would make a great addition to your company’s interface for clients, as I could contribute to the high value of customer satisfaction your company takes pride in.

My practical experience, the knowledge I acquired as a student attending my marketing curricula, and my strong motivation to explore this career field make me an asset to your company, and this internship would be mutually beneficial. I think it would be fruitful for us to meet and discuss this in person.

I will contact you next week to set up a meeting. If you have any questions for me in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me either by phone (insert phone number here) or by e-mail (insert email address here).

Thank you for your time and attention.

Best regards,

Name and last name.


2. Sample Cover Letters #2 (for internships requiring higher academic skills)

Dear Mr. Smith,

My name is (insert name here) and I am a junior student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Two of your former interns (Rachel Louis and Steve Jefferson) have suggested that I contact you, believing that I would be an excellent candidate to your internship program.

Currently till a junior at MIT, majoring in aerospace engineering with information technology, my academic track record and portfolio of achievements is excellent. I have already been invited to hold 3 lectures and demonstrations of my technologic skills in university coursework contexts, and I am the youngest candidate of this year’s ASI (American Society of Inventors) award. I was also awarded the Lemelson MIT-Student Prize last year, for my work in designing a prototype for a more low-consumption, greener machine engine.

You can find my complete portfolio and resume attached, if you wish to further read about these exploits. My sole point is that I am passionate about technology and information systems, and I have the qualifications to make me an excellent addition to your summer internship team. If you agree to have this turn into a mutually beneficial experience, please contact me via phone (insert phone number here) or via e-mail (insert email address here). Also feel free to check my references, and also check in with your two former interns mentioned above, for a further inquiry into my background.

I know you are busy, so your time is much appreciated.

Yours truly,

Name and last name.


3. Sample Cover Letters #3 (for a specific project within the company)

Dear Mr. Fuentes,

I am a student at the University of Missouri, majoring in architecture, and I am due to graduate next summer.  The head of my department, Dr. Ruth Brent Tofle, recommended that I apply for an internship within your Explore project, believing that my interest for both architecture and museum projects make me the ideal candidate for you.

My past experience includes designing the props for the Museum of Natural History in Kansas City, Missouri, and my academic track record is excellent (see attached documents). I would be very happy to get involved in your upcoming Explore project and lend my experience to see it through. I believe such an internship would be mutually beneficial, as my work would prove valuable to your company, and I would get the chance to gain more experience in exploring what I love most about my field.

Should you be interested in my application, please give me a call at (insert phone number here) or an email at (insert address here). I will be waiting for your response with the best of hopes.

Thank you for your time and your consideration.

Best regards,

Name and last name.


As a final piece of advice, don’t forget that your resume may look much more professional if you use a cover letter template for it too. The internet is full of examples of cover letters for resumes, so make sure you check out a few of those before completing your application. Make sure you are concise when writing your cover letter for the internship application, and try to convey clearly why you want this internship and how it would also benefit the company to have you. We wish you the best of luck!

Note: All the cover letter samples provided in this post are original and you will not find them anywhere else on the web.

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