Cover letter for an ICT internship (5 samples)

This article will show samples of “cover letters for an ICT internship.”

Samples of cover letters for an ICT internship

When writing a cover letter as an intern here are some of the things to include in the letter:

  • Mention your fresh knowledge. Use your recent learning experiences to your advantage; an employer might be more willing to hire you if they know you can help their business acclimate to new technologies or practices.
  • Express your energy and enthusiasm. It shows the potential motivation you will bring to a job as a fresh college graduate.
  • Check your grammar and proofread your letter. It is a way of showing employers your ability to write comprehensive, error-free messages.
  • The first step is addressing the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the name of the recipient, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position.
  • Since you are a recent graduate, it would help to emphasize your college coursework, internships and other experiences that show your employability.
  • Ensure your qualifications are similar to the job position. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1:

“POSITION: Information technology

Dear Sir/Madam,

I learned about your need for an intern through the indeed website. I am interested in this position as I am an information systems for business major, and have an interest in how businesses can use different applications to provide business analysis/support; furthermore, I have an interest in management consulting.

According to the job description, this position would be great experience for interns considering entry into IT, cyber security, or business management. As an information systems for business major, I would like to pursue a career involving both business and IT; therefore, I believe I am the perfect candidate for this position. I have taken several business courses such as accounting, management, finance, and marketing, as well as courses related to my major, such as information security and assurance, and project management; therefore, I believe I already have the coursework knowledge required for this position.

I look forward to talking with you regarding the internship position. I can be reached via phone or email at any time of the day.

Thank you kindly for your consideration.”

Sample 2:

“Dear Mr. Fong:

It is with great interest that I submit to you the enclosed resume in the hopes of securing an internship role with your company. As a current IT student at the Pittsburgh Institute of Technology with an increasingly extensive knowledge of diverse IT systems and implementations—complemented by my superior team collaboration and project management abilities—I feel confident that I would significantly benefit your organization as your next IT Intern.

My background has prepared me to excel in an internship capacity, enabling me to amass hands-on practicum and experience in technical system operations and user support. With a solid foundation in a variety of technological systems and platforms, my technical and leadership abilities, coupled with my adaptability and interpersonal skills, position me ready to thrive in this challenging and energizing field. Additionally, my demonstrated talents in project life cycle coordination will allow me to become an immediate asset to your team.

Highlights of my background include:

Demonstrating a keen aptitude for technology programs and solutions; participating in comprehensive educational program to achieve my Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (expected 6/2018).

Achieving extensive knowledge in equipment operation, application prototypes, website maintenance, systems support, and logistical oversight to facilitate organizational success.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, PeopleSoft, MS Project, and a range of additional programs and tools (please see resume for full list); comfortable on both Mac and PC platforms.

Utilizing polished organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and team-building talents to propel projects and teams to peak results.

With my academic-based experience in basic IT functionalities, coupled with my enthusiasm and dedication to achieving success, I believe I could swiftly surpass your expectations in an internship capacity. I look forward to discussing this opportunity with you in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.


Robert G. Agnew”

Sample 3:

“Your Name


City, State Zip Code

Phone Number

Cell Phone Number







City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr. /Ms. LastName:

It is with great interest that I apply for the internship role in ABC Company that was advertised in the newspaper. As a fresh graduate of Information Technology with an extensive knowledge of diverse IT systems and implementation. I believe that I would be a great asset to this company.

My background in ICT has prepared me to excel in this internship. My previous internship helped me to get hands-on experience in system operations and user support. With a strong foundation in a variety of technological systems, my technical abilities and soft skills (interpersonal skills, communication skills) has put me in a position that will enable me to thrive in this field.

Considering this company’s years of experience in system operation and the massive project that this company has handled, I know that this challenging environment will be a great place for me to build a good experience in ICT while I contribute in my own capacity to the goal of the organization.

These are the highlights of my ICT background:

  •  Good knowledge of equipment operation
  •  Website development/ maintenance
  •  System support
  •  Intermediate programming skills
  •  Good knowledge of programming soft wares like; Adobe Dreamweaver
  •  Expert knowledge of MS Office tools (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

With my educational background in ICT and my enthusiasm for this role, I believe that I would be a great asset to this company. I look forward to discussing this opportunity at a scheduled time.

Thank you for your consideration.


Sample 4:


Application for the position of IT Intern

Dear hiring manager,

Please accept my application for the Summer IT Intern job at Apro Corporation in Mission Viejo, CA. I was very excited when I found your job ad on as I have been following your company for many years and believe that your mission and job requirements align perfectly with what I offer as a professional. Moreover, I believe that this would be an opportunity of a “lifetime” for me to further develop my field expertise and gain valuable industry experience.

As stated in my enclosed resume, I am a third-year Computer Science student at Princeton University where, with a 3.98 GPA, I’m among the top 10% of best-achieving students. Besides academia, I also served as a First-Year Representative for one year and have pro-actively participated in multiple extracurricular activities, such as Engineering Society, Math Society, and Tennis Club. The engagement in these activities has not only helped me to develop an important ability to function well as a team member but also taught me how to take a lead and finish any assigned task or project. During my time at the university, I’ve had a great chance to learn about Computer Science from the best industry professionals in the world and what’s more I have experienced what’s it like to work in IT.

On top of that, I worked as an IT Intern at Saratech Corporation where I was mainly responsible for assisting in the development of new web pages and monitoring and resolution of technical support requests. Besides that, I:

Supported the IT manager, configured and maintained various hardware and software, and performed regular back-ups.

Developed automation scripts, managed and updated databases, and worked closely with the web design team.

Installed computer systems and executed other duties as required.

I am a native Finnish speaker with proficiency in English and a basic knowledge of Spanish. In addition, I possess the ability to use multiple important software programs and coding languages, such as Notepad++, C++, TextWrangler, BBEdit, UltraEdit, and Python.

I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Kind regards,

Valtteri Kanerva”

Sample 5:

“Dear Mr Ojiambo,


Following your annual internship programme, I’m writing to express my interest as an intern in Information and Communication Technology.

I’m a graduate from Hilton University with an undergraduate degree in Information Technology majoring in Software Development. I have acquired knowledge in my four-year course. From my recent attachment with Kilimo Moja Ltd, I was able to participate in the development of an application which would enable farmers to get insights on current farming skills.

Following your need to have an integrated system for user experience (UX and UI) I will effortlessly work with your team through guidance and with eminent teamwork to achieve this.

During the six-month internship programme, I will offer my undivided dedication to meet your expectations, explore my knowledge and acquire new skills. I feel confident that I would significantly benefit your organization.

Attached to this cover letter is my resume with my full contact details. I look forward to having a chance to discuss this role in person.


Amani Tembu.”

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you need a cover letter when applying for an ICT internship?

No. However, a cover letter is one of the best ways to convey why you are the best candidate for the internship, allowing you to expand on and showcase key skills and experiences.

How do you answer why you should be hired for the internship?

You can share your research, projects, previous work, and experiences that you find to be helpful in the internship.

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