Thank You Note Example - Internship and Career Advice

Thank You Note to Send After Completing an Internship

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After your internship is complete, it's a good idea to send a thank you note. You can send one to your direct manager, the internship program leader or coordinator, and also to any colleagues who may have been particularly helpful or involved in your day-to-day work during your internship.

Sending a thank you note allows you to express your appreciation for the opportunity. Plus, this polite touch helps you end your internship on a strong, positive note.

 

Here is a thank you note example you can send (via email or mail) after completing an internship. This thank you note example can be used to say thank you for an internship experience and for providing career advice.

internship Thank You Note Example 

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Date

Name
Title
Organization
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

Thank you so much for the opportunity to intern at the Sunshine Home.

It was a wonderful experience and made me even more sure that I would like to pursue a career in helping at-risk teenagers.

Over the course of the internship, I was able to spend many hours with each resident listening to them, and talking with them about their goals and plans for the future. It was incredibly rewarding to be able to help them focus and make plans when so many of them started out without much hope.

Your advice and experience has been tremendously helpful throughout these past six months.

I truly appreciate the confidence you showed in me by giving me this internship. I hope that after graduation, I might be able to speak with you about pursuing a career in social work.

Best Regards,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Name

Tips for Writing Your Internship Thank You Note

Here are the most important things to include in your thank you note: 

  • Your appreciation for the opportunity. As in any thank you note, make sure that you express gratitude. Hopefully, you've gained valuable experience through this internship, and can speak about why you are grateful for having had the position. 
  • What you gained through the experience. You can talk about a favorite moment, something you learned, or a new, eye-opening experience or awareness you've achieved. 
  • Contact information. Do not ask for a job directly - your thank you note is not the right place to be aggressive in your career search. But you can ask to connect on LinkedIn or other work-related social media platforms, or share your contact information in the hopes of keeping in touch. If you are interested in employment with the company, review these tips for turning an internship into a job.

Note that this letter is not the right place to critique the company or the internship program. Keep the letter positive, but sincere. Even if you did not have a good experience, look for that one thing you learned that will help you later in your career, and mention that. 

If you are sending thank you notes to multiple people who you met during your internship, make sure that every note is unique, and speaks to your relationship and experiences with that person.

 

How to Send Your Thank You Note

You can email your note, or send a hard copy. If you are emailing your thank you note through the company email, make sure to include your personal email address in your note so that people can keep in touch. Your subject line can be "Thank you from [your name]." 

What You Need to Know About Writing Thank You Letters
How to write a thank you letter including who to thank, what to write, and when to write an employment-related thank you letter.

Suggested Reading: Sample Thank You Notes and Email Messages 

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