SAMPLE COVER LETTER FOR AN UNADVERTISED INTERNSHIP
(If you don’t have a position description to tailor your letter)
City, State ZIP
Dear (Mr./ Ms.) (Name):
I am a (year in school) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) majoring in
_____________. I am seeking a ____________________ or ____________________
internship for summer, fall, spring year. (If you know someone who suggested this
organization or has a connection, mention it here).
Some of my relevant course work includes ____________, __________, and
___________. As a result of the knowledge I have acquired in these and other courses,
in addition to my (personal quality or other experience), I am confident that I could
contribute to (name of organization) while gaining some practical experience.
In this section, include any or all of the following:
A story about your background
Why you are impressed with the organization
Statements communicating your enthusiasm for the internship opportunity
Details about specific skills that would be helpful to any organization, such as
customer service, attention to detail, or specific skills such as Excel or HTML
My resume is attached. I will contact you in a week or so to inquire about potential
See next page for a completed version of this letter.