How to Follow-up on an Internship Application

THE INTERN NETWORK

You’ve sent in your resume, cover letter, references and application, and it’s been a few weeks without a single response. How do you follow-up on your application with a company without seeming desperate, aggressive or annoying? After submitting your application, keep in mind that companies are receiving scores of applications for a limited number of internships. It takes time for them to sift through these applications and some companies take a few weeks or more to actually get started. Here are a few tips to show your interest and to avoid being a pest:
In the early stage of the application process, send a quick email to underscore your interest. U.S. News recommends that you send something along the lines of: “I submitted my application for your __ internship last week (or whenever), and I just wanted to make sure that my materials were received. I also want to reiterate…

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