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What do I say in my email?

Hi! I am asked to email my resume to a recruiter for a free internship. Are there any do's/ don'ts in writing emails for a recruiter or formatting that is appropriate? What do I say in the body of the email?

Thank you comment icon Namratha's answer is very good. I would also include why the company interests you. This is an opportunity for you to get to know the company and them to get to know you. Lee Coleman

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Namratha’s Answer

Hello Shaina,
1. Start off with "Dear Mr./Ms. FirstName LastName" & a Casual Greeting with "Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening" . In the case of a professor, writing out “Dear Professor/Prof. FirstName LastName” is the proper way to greet someone.
2. Begin by introducing yourself and saying that you're seeking an internship.
3. Mention your interests
4. Explain how you think an internship would benefit you and further your career.
5. Reference Your Connection

Here is an example that I found it on the Internet.
Subject Line: MIT Undergrad – Materials Science Internship

Dear Mr. Kapoor,

Good Morning! My name is Jane and I’m a junior at MIT studying mechanical engineering. I'm emailing you to ask about a potential interning opportunity at your company and am looking to gain additional experience in my field and learn more about this industry. I recently started my summer internship search and discovered that the Bosch Group is currently hiring for a summer engineering intern in your department. I saw on LinkedIn that you work for Bosch’s materials science group, and noticed that not only are you an alum of the mechanical engineering department, but like me, you were also a member of the Educational Studies program on campus.

I wanted to be sure to reach out as I am extremely interested in this internship opportunity and would love to hear more about your experience working at Bosch and any advice you might have about the hiring process. I have also attached my resume and the cover letter I submitted with my online application in case it’s helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Here is my Referral Code: XXXX1234.

Thank you so much for your time. I really look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,
Taehyung V
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much, Miss Namratha! This is super helpful in the long run! I see you are also a BTS fan ;) Shaina
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Eric’s Answer

Namratha's answer is great. I would add make sure to add something unique you think you can offer the company, and if an internship also what you would hope to learn. Also try to ask an informed question that shows them you know what you are talking about and encourages them to reply.
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Albanitza’s Answer

Hello Shaina,

Namratha's template works well. Greetings are always important. Be sure to share a little about yourself and how the internship aligns with your career goals. Discuss the value you would bring to the company during the internship period and leave the best contact information for them to reach out to you. Lastly, re-read your message aloud to limit grammatical errors prior to sending it out.

Wishing you all the best!
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Andrew’s Answer

Hi Shaina! I think this is a great question. Coming with specific questions and interests that are relevant and timely to the company would be extremely helpful. I also think having a concise outline of what about the company you are interested in and what your brand is would be helpful for a company to see.
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Nicole’s Answer

Namratha's answer is great! Remember to get specific with the company. Do your research and know the mission. Then include how you will be furthering and promoting their mission as an intern. Companies love to see proactivity and someone who truely cares about their company.
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