Responding to Internship Offers

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Responding to Internship Offers Sample guide to accepting or declining an internship Congratulations on your internship offer! Contact your Internship Advisor as she can provide you with decision making guidance. • You may be offered a position immediately after an interview. • You can either accept or ask for time. It is recommended that you take some time to think about your offer and speak to your Internship Advisor. • Once you have accepted an offer you are committed to the internship, and you will need to decline all further interviews and offers. Asking for Time • It is acceptable to ask for some time before making your decision. This will allow you to weigh your options and make the best informed decision. • Be reasonable with your request. A decision should be made within three business days of receiving the offer. • When making the request, you should convey your interest in the offer. Example: Dear Ms. Lincoln, I am very excited to receive the offer to intern with Maxx Group, LLC. I enjoyed speaking with you and learning about your organization. Would I be able to get back to you with my decision? I would greatly - appreciate some time to evaluate the offer. Could I give you an answer by Monday? Thank you, [Your Name] Accepting an Offer • Begin with a statement of acceptance • Showcase your enthusiasm to begin your internship • Reiterate your start date (refer to the TWC website if you need confirmation about dates) Example: Dear Mr. Washington, It is with great enthusiasm that I accept the Public Policy internship position with ABC Company. I look forward to being part of your highly efficient team and am confident that I will be able to make a positive contribution to the ABC Company goals. I very much look forward to beginning the position on September 1. In the meantime, if you need to reach me, please feel free to call (555) 555-5555 or email me. Thank you, [Your Name] Declining an Offer • Never decline an offer before speaking with your Internship Advisor • Convey your gratitude for the company's time and interest • Let them know you will be declining their offer • Be diplomatic when providing reasoning Example: Dear Mr. Smith, Thank you for your internship offer with XYZ, Co. Unfortunately, I am unable to accept the offer. Afterevaluating all opportunities available to me, I have decided to pursue another option. I would like to sincerely thank you for all of your time and consideration. I truly enjoyed speaking withyou and learning about your organization. Best wishes for continued success. Thank you, [Your Name]

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