Cover Letter for an Internship Samples that Gets the Job Done

Here are sample internship cover letters. If the applicant is applying for several internships, a customized letter should be sent to each. It should be sent by certified mail, so the applicant has proof of the time and date the letter was sent and received. 

The letter should be printed on good quality paper, have no spelling or grammatical errors and be sent in a good quality envelope. These details help make a good impression.

Sample 1 – Internship Cover Letter

Applicant’s Name
Applicant’s Address
City, State, Zip Code


Human Resource Person’s Name
Institution’s Name
Institution’s Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Name of HR Person,

I have admired your company’s environmental policies for years and would like to apply for the summer internship your company offers to students who are majoring in fields that are related to caring for the environment. I learned about this position from my sister, Name of Sister, who participated in the program two years ago.

I am in my final year at Name of University, majoring in Environmental Public Policy. I have

• worked every summer for the past three years as a volunteer in my city’s environmental awareness program 
• participated in framing environmental policy decisions for the city
• a particular interested in public art

Your company is one of the top enterprises in the state for environmental sustainability and responsibility. It would be an honor to participate in your program and add to my qualifications for framing environmental policy. I believe your company would gain a higher profile by supporting public art, and I know how to achieve this.

I have enclosed a copy of my resume. I hope it will show you that I am well qualified for this internship. I’ll call you next week to answer any questions you have and schedule an interview.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I look forward to speaking with you soon. I can be reached at 555-123-4567 or at


Applicant’s Signature
Applicant’s Name Printed
List of enclosures

Sample 2 – Internship Cover Letter

Janie Nichols
78 White Birch Lane
McDermott, Ohio 43569

December 30, 2018

ABC Tap Dancing Company
1100 Lancaster Ave.
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Dear Mr. Coughlin,

I saw your ad for an intern in the Columbus Dispatch newspaper. I must say that I am intrigued to have a position that helps children learn the art of dancing. I am in my 4th year at Ohio State University to complete my degree in the arts. 

My desire is to one day work on Broadway and teach others how to put together powerful productions. ABC Tap Dancing is a world renounced company and has a delightful reputation for success. I would be honored to be a part of such a wonderful company. 

I have attached my resume and references. I feel that I would be a perfect addition to your company. I know that if you take a chance on me, I will do a great job to help you and also learn so much. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss this position further. I can be reached anytime at 614-890-5698.


Janie Nichols
List of enclosures

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