Letter Template for Your (Prospective) Internship: I Am Awesome
By Malia Simon
To those of you who simply cannot stop worrying about the status of your internships or graduate school applications given the changes caused by COVID-19, we provide you with this email template to send to your bosses, internship coordinators, or graduate school deans to make sure you stay their top priority.
Dear Esteemed Person,
I hope this email finds you well. These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of chaos for us all, and, in light of these unsettling times, I just wanted to take a brief moment to remind you that I am awesome.
I have been awesome every day this year, and, to dispel any misconceptions, certainly did not stop being awesome when the outbreak of COVID-19 ensued. To provide a brief update, I have been doing such activities as keeping up with my online classes (NOT cheating), memorizing that Bill Gates Ted Talk so I can tell everyone I predicted the virus, and sending threatening messages to my Instagram followers who aren’t self-quarantining.
While these are trying times, I think that we can all take away an important message: no matter what happens to anyone anywhere in the world, I will always be amazing. Seriously. Even if everyone in this state died of COVID-19, I would still be the same me that you initially selected for this position, and I think that’s really beautiful.
Anyway, I’ve decided to take a mini-getaway to Venice this weekend to start my latest passion project, so stay tuned for what’s to come (hint: it rhymes with bod-cast!)
Until then, keep washing your hands and continue to keep me in your thoughts!
Your Most Awesome Prospective Intern/Grad Student/Suckup