My favourite niece (we’re both Dutch) studies marketing, and would love to do her internship in Sydney. She asked me if “my Internet friends” could help with her application letter for an internship. The wording in the letter probably has a heavy Dutch accent, and I really need some native speaker help to correct that. Also, I’m asking on her behalf if anyone would know how she’d go about getting an internship in marketing in a Sydney company. Her dream internship would be with some company or organization in media (newspaper, magazine, radio/tv, internet). She’s good with googling, so any pointers would be hugely appreciated and she will find her way from there.
Below is her letter, anonimized.
Thanks much in advance!
April 6, 2011
Dear Sir, Madam,
I’m writing this letter because I’m looking for an interesting and challenging internship abroad. My name is <name>, I’m a <age> year old girl from Maastricht.
Currently I am studying at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam, department of Media, Marketing and Communication. In the second year I’ve chosen the profile of Media, Marketing and Publishing which brings you a lot of (online) marketing knowledge. I will hopefully graduate next year. This study is a four-year vocational training preparing me for various jobs in the media and marketing industry. Last February, I started with the minor Online Management. During this minor I’ll get specialized in website optimalisation, learn how to help companies recieve their online goals and set up an online marketing strategie.
I’ve completed a traineeship at the Maastricht Convention Bureau, a foundation of several organisations in Maastricht and surrounding area which provide their services to planners of meetings, incentives, conventions and events. I worked here as a marketing manager and wrote a strategic online marketing advisory. Working there taught me how to plan your work and how to and clearly communicate with colleagues. I enjoyed it very much. I also learned how to work independently and runned the company for one week alone because everyone had a week off, which was very educational.
Between September 1 (2011) and Januari 31 (2012) I’ve to do my internship, which will last at least 20 weeks. During my traineeship I would like to work at a media company, on the marketing department. Here I would like to apply the knowledge I’ve gained in recent years.
I would love to work in Sydney for half year. I haven’t been there yet so it would be a whole new experience. I’m ready for a new adventure and whit my ambitious, motivated and flexible attitude, I think I can make a positive contribution to your organization.
I would like to have the opportunity to discuss my application with you and for further details I refer you to my enclosed resume. I look forward to hear from you.