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Internship applications

  1. Apr 25, 2007 #1
    What should an internship application consist of? Should it contain a brief introduction even though the resume has been attached? Should the long term goals be mentioned at all?
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  3. Apr 25, 2007 #2
    You mean a cover letter? and no a cover letter should make you different than every other person who has the same skills as you. You sell yourself in the cover letter, you don't re-iterate what they can already read on your resume.
  4. Apr 26, 2007 #3
    If possible, specify why you want to do the project. What interests/motivates you about the area as well as how you feel you will benefit from the experience. If the application is to someone you don't know, (another department/institution/fund etc) it's essential to get at least one reference (preferably starting with your tutor). These references normally cover areas like reliability, motivation, interest and if they think you have research potential.

    That said, it totally depends on what kind of internship you're applying for....

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