Sample Internship Interview Thank You Letters
The following are examples of thank-you letters to send after your interview for an internship. After you have finished your interview, the first thing you should do is to write a thank-you note to the people who interviewed you.
Not only is this a reflection of having good manners, but it is also a strategic way of keeping you “top of mind” as they complete their decision-making process. It also allows you to remind them of the training and / or experience which make you a strong candidate for the position.
During the interview itself, take notes about the conversation, making sure to jot down the names of your interviewers. You should also note their description of what their new intern’s responsibilities will be as well as particular points or concerns they emphasized (things like your availability to work, your time management skills, or your qualifications for the internship).
Construct your thank-you letter as you would any other formal business letter. Type your full name, mailing address and the date, followed by the addressee's full name and address.
If you send an email message, you don't need to include the address information. You can start your letter with the salutation; however, do include your name in the subject line of the email message, to ensure it gets read.
Example #1 – Traditional Letter
This is an example of a thank you letter for after you've interviewed for an internship. Download the internship interview thank you letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.
Example #1 – Traditional Letter (Text Version)
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345
September 1, 2018
Director, Human Resources
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321
Dear Mrs. Rodriguez,
I appreciate your taking the time to speak to me about the internship position available at Jones Corporation. I am excited about the opportunity to intern with such a well-regarded organization.
The internship, as you presented it, seems to be an excellent match for my skills and interests. I am confident that my advanced coursework in accounting and my strong detail-orientation will enable me to be a productive member of the team. In addition to my enthusiasm, I will bring to the position a willingness to learn, both about the company and the accounting field.
I appreciate the time you took to interview me. I am very interested in working for you and look forward to hearing from you. If I can provide you with additional information, please let me know.
Thank you for your consideration.
Your Signature (hard copy letter)
Example #2 – Traditional Letter
Subject: Thank You - Your Name
Dear Mrs. Lee,
Thank you for taking the time to speak with me about the internship position at the Graham Waters Foundation. The opportunity to work with the artists you showcase, as well as with your premier staff, would provide a wonderful experience for someone with my interests and goals.
My coursework has prepared me well for the responsibilities of this internship, as you described them. However, the best way to build job competency is through “hands-on” experience; I am very eager to spend some time in the field, applying what I have been studying for the past few years within a professional work setting. I will bring a willingness to learn all aspects of what it takes to swiftly become a contributing member of your organization.
Again, I truly appreciate your willingness to consider me as a candidate for this internship. Please let me know if there is any additional information that I can provide. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you and with all the talented people at the Foundation.
Thank you for considering me for this opportunity. I look forward to your response.
123 Main Street,
Anytown, CA 12345