Let’s talk about how to write an internship thank you letter.
When you have been offered an internship, you may feel inclined to express your gratitude at two different times: when you have been accepted, and after your internship is over.
The Benefits of Writing a Thank You Letter
Your professional relationships can be nurtured by sending thank you letters. You can gain valuable experience by doing an internship in the field you’re interested in.
A well-written thank you letter will demonstrate your appreciation for the opportunity, as well as your passion for the field and openness to potential employment.
Let’s look at a few tips for writing internship thank you letters.
Related Sample Letters…
How to Write an Internship Thank You Letter
- Become a professional – Communicate like a normal employee, and you may be seen as one.
- Important people have a lot on their plates. Get to the point quickly while being gracious.
- Putting in a little bit of knowledge in a thank you letter isn’t the place to show off, but make sure your employer is left with a positive impression.
Let’s look at the samples. As you have been accepted for the internship, send the first example immediately after that. In the second example, we consider what happens after the internship ends.
Before Internship Thank You Letter Sample
MM/DD/YY [Name] [Title] [Organization] [Address] [City, State, Zip Code] Dear [Name], I would like to thank you for considering me an eligible candidate for this internship. As an intern for [Name of Organization], I am delighted to accept the offer. The terms and conditions stated in the letter have been read and accepted. I am excited about the opportunity to grow professionally at your esteemed organization. The time you took to discuss my academics during our last meeting was much appreciated. As a result of my coursework, I am well suited to take on the responsibilities of this internship. I'm up-to-date on the latest IT maintenance techniques, and I'm confident I can be a valuable addition to the team. I have always been passionate about working in this industry. My goal through this internship is to utilize my skills and education in an efficient and productive way. I would like to thank you again for your suggestions regarding my future education and career. Thanks for the opportunity and I look forward to learning more from you and your team. Sincerely, [Your Name]
As you can see, it is a thank you letter for an internship that hasn’t begun yet. An internship letter like this is a good way to start off your internship on a positive note.
Even more important is writing a thank you letter after the internship. If you write a letter after you complete your internship, you will improve your chances of employment with the company, or at least receive a positive recommendation.
After Internship Thank You Letter Sample
MM/DD/YY [Name] [Title] [Organization] [Address] [City, State, Zip Code] Dear [Name], I would like to thank you for hosting my internship over the past six months. For me, it has been a very valuable experience, and I hope it has also been valuable for you. I learned more about business administration from working with you than I did from my two years at NYU. The variety of tasks that your firm manages, as well as your breadth of knowledge, created an atmosphere that was both exciting and challenging. I will carry with me all what I have learned under your guidance as I move forward in my professional endeavors. I can only hope that I find a full-time job with a company that is as competent and experienced as [Company Name]. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you or the team. I will miss the relationships I have formed over the last few months, and I would love to be back in your company once again. With my most sincere thanks, [Your Name]
You can see in the last paragraph that you are interested in continuing your employment. Keep from coming out and asking for a job, but suggest a job in a subtle way. Just don’t do it. It’s not polite.