The Cover Letter
Take a look at this example cover letter and use it as your guide. Example Cover Letter (.doc)
Address your letter to a specific person. If the site will not offer you a person’s name, address your letter to “Dear Internship Supervisor”. Do not use “To Whom It May Concern”.
Use business letter format. Your cover letter should not exceed one page. Be clear and concise.
In your first paragraph, state the position for which you are applying to avoid any confusion or error. Include how you learned about the internship.
In the following paragraph(s), emphasize two main points. Explain how the internship fits into your career plans. Identify key skills you have to offer to the internship.
Your last paragraph is an ideal place to acknowledge their time and thank them. You may also repeat your phone contact information.
Proofread! Typos, incorrect grammar, or poor sentence structure will be your application’s kiss of death. Seek the assistance of your career counselor.