Cover letter for electrical engineering internship (4 samples)

This article will show samples of “cover letters for electrical engineering internships.”

How to write a cover letter for an electrical engineering 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 with you further.”

Sample 1:

“Dear Recruiting Manager,

This is with reference to your job posting for the position of Electrical Engineering Intern. I am an Engineering graduate of XXX University. During my graduation days, I have got the understanding of the knowledge needed to be an Electrical Engineer.

I believe I have the knowledge and an urge to learn that make me the right fit for this position. I am ready to learn new things and the best ways to work that help me in becoming an expert professional. Presently, I can do a good job as an intern in your company as I have the following skills-

  • Good understanding of products.
  • Expertise in all the electrical related jobs
  • Understanding client requirements.
  • Self-motivational and deadline orientation.
  • Please give me an opportunity to work with your esteemed organization. I assure you to work hard and meet your expectations from my services.

Please find my resume for your kind consideration.


[Your Name]”

Sample 2:

“3796 Lynch Plain

Schoenbury, KY 16981

Dear Peyton Kozey,

I am excited to be applying for the position of electrical engineering intern. Please accept this letter and the attached resume as my interest in this position.

In my previous role, I was responsible for daily, weekly and monthly status reports/briefs using Microsoft Office programs as required.

I reviewed the requirements of the job opening and I believe my candidacy is an excellent fit for this position. Some of the key requirements that I have extensive experience with include:

  • In the process of receiving a BS or MS from an ABET accredited university in the field of Electrical or Civil Engineering (electrical strongly preferred)
  • Course work in power engineering and an interest in the power industry desirable
  • Course work in power generation or project management and an interest in the power industry desirable
  • Previous exposure to building electrical systems (power distribution, lighting, fire protection )
  • Junior status or higher in B.S
  • Academic work in an electrical engineering lab
  • Familiarity with electrical bench equipment such as power supplies, meters, and oscilloscopes
  • Will use oscilloscopes, power analyzers and vpsy

Thank you for considering me to become a member of your team.


Avery Kub”

Sample 3:

“120 Antony Crossing

Cartertown, CA 58088

Dear Story Prosacco,

I submit this application to express my sincere interest in the electrical engineering intern position.

In my previous role, I was responsible for management of office CAD programs and activities, chairing the CADD Committee and coordinating with members and other office personnel.

My experience is an excellent fit for the list of requirements in this job:

  • Minimum Junior level in a Bachelors Program or higher (or have graduated in the last 12 months)
  • Good analytical skills preferred
  • Good written and oral communication skills preferred
  • Work on Lean Manufacturing projects, Capital projects, Process and Supply Chain Improvement projects
  • Experience with of the following programming languages, environments or tools
  • Familiarity with design, drafting or engineering software such as MATHCAD, SOLIDWORKS, AUTOCAD, Microsoft Excel is beneficial
  • Experience/coursework with Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience/coursework with electro-mechanical sensors and actuators

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my cover letter and to review my resume.


Armani Schinner”

Sample 4:

“May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am excited to be applying for Crane & Jenkins’ Engineering Intern position. I am a third-year engineering student at Green Valley State University. My degree emphasis is in Civil Engineering, and I have completed 75% of my major’s requirements, including the required classes as outlined in your job description. What has motivated me to apply to this position is your firm’s participation in several key infrastructure projects near my home and the ability for this position to be a part of that work.

Last summer, I worked as an Engineering Intern for TradeLot, a large retail enterprise with locations across the United States. I worked directly with their small engineering team to develop structural and property plans for several of their franchises, and several of my designs were approved for their final planning stage. Although your job description prefers someone with an interest in both structural and property engineering, I have experience in both and am eager to continue in these lines of engineering work.

My academic accomplishments also exceed your requirements. I currently have a 3.9/4.0 GPA in all coursework and a 3.9/4.0 in my major. Earlier this year, my school’s engineering department recognized me as the top junior engineering student, which is also a reflection on my leadership, project, and teamwork skills. These traits will transfer to your internship position and make a noticeable contribution to Crane & Jenkins.

Thank you for reviewing my background in consideration for your internship opportunity. I would be encouraged to have the opportunity to meet with you to discuss more details of my coursework, prior internship, and other experiences relative to your position and company.


Malik Rabb”

Frequently Asked Questions:

What skills should an electrical engineer intern possess?

Skills an electrical engineer intern should have

  • A clear theoretical understanding of how a technician works.
  • Self-motivated.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • Knowledge of tools and machinery used in any electrical job.

Do you need a cover letter when applying for internships?

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.

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