A resume is a summary of your skills, experience and education. it should convey competency and attract the interest of an employer. The goal is to open the door to an interview.
Internship resumes typically focus more on academic experiences rather than job experiences unless your jobs are relevant to the type of internship you are seeking.
Consider including some of the following headings when writing your resume:
- Relevant Courses
- Academic Projects
- Relevant Skills
- Research Experience
- Extra-curricular activities
- Leadership Experience
- Work Experience
Resume Template 1(pdf)
Resume Template 2(pdf)
For additional assistance, the Career Center offers resume examples, advice, and a critique of your resume and cover letter drafts.
Most employers require a cover letter in addition to a resume. For many, this letter is a way for hiring managers to gauge your writing skills and level of interest in the position. Be sure to describe your passion, fit, and personality. If emailing, you should attach your resume and use the body of the email as your cover letter.
All cover letters should:
Sample Cover Letter(pdf)
Explain why you are sending a resume
Don't make the reader guess what you are asking for; be specific: Do you want a summer internship, part-time, paid, etc.?
Tell specifically how you learned about the position or the organization
InternLink, a specific job website, a family friend who works at the organization. It is appropriate to mention the name of someone who suggested that you write.
Call attention to your strengths related to the position
Education, leadership, experience. Be specific. Use examples.
Refer to information specifically requested
A posting that might not be covered in your resume, such as availability date, or reference to an attached writing sample.
Your personality, motivation, enthusiasm, and communication skills.
The thank you letter (or email) is one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of the job search, and can make a difference in the outcome. A post-interview thank you letter gives you the opportunity to reiterate your interest in the position, your enthusiasm for the company, and your skills related to the table.
It is also courteous to notify an employer in writing of your decision not to accept an offer.
Sample Follow Up Letters(pdf)