MindSumo allows students to solve real-world projects from the world’s largest companies. Propose the next big idea and gain experience for job opportunities.

Applying for a scholarship? Check out our scholarship essays database>

Sample cover letter for Internship position at Microsoft


Information Technology

10th January, 2016.

Dear Sir/madam

It is with great enthusiasm that I submit my application for the internship position as a General Team Member, for a Technology based company or any related field. I learnt of this opportunity through Africa Careers Network Database. As an adept Computer Science student, I know my skills and zeal to learn will make me a valuable asset. I have, however, taken classes that focus on marketing, design, and finance, due to the liberal arts nature of studies at Ashesi University. It is with great zest that I would like to apply these lessons and deliver unparalleled results.

I am a very open minded, flexible, responsive, quick and self-driven person. The desire to always do better has been my main drive, and has allowed me to deliver results on time, and of high quality. I pay strict attention to details. I believe in applying this same level of attention to detail to tasks as paramount as prepping materials for a top-level meeting and as mundane as making sure the copier never runs out of paper.

In closing, I am thrilled at the possibility of being involved in one of the revolutionary businesses and the exposure I would get. The mentorship opportunity I would get would be very invaluable. It would also afford the chance to input into the growth and stimulation of the organization.

I appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you. I can be best reached via email,

Warmest regards,

See our template for making your own punchy cover letter
Fact: Google is more likely to hire you if your resume includes side projects. Explore company projects on MindSumo