Greetings forum-goers, I am planning to apply for a DHS summer internship, where I am encouraged to contact research mentors (although it's stated that OSRI makes the hiring decision). I plan on cold emailing several mentors and, besides introducing myself and mentioning how I am interested in their DHS project, I don't know what else I should say. I really want this internship. What are some things I should mention when emailing a research mentor, who will hopefully have some influence on a hiring decision? What's a good introduction?