Suggested motivation letter format
Dear Sir/ Madam,
First paragraph - introduction (2 - 4 sentences)
Establishes the purpose of your letter, attracts attention and arouses interest.
∙Introduce yourself - Intern in the AIESEC pool of students, enrolled in the Work Abroad program of AIESEC, etc
∙Insert a brief sentence that gives your degree, major, university, and graduation date.
∙State why you are interested in a Management Internship/ Development Internship, What you see as benefits of working in a foreign country, etc.
∙An idea: indicate link between Aiesec Internship & your personal/ professional goals.
Second/third paragraph - body (1 - 2 paragraphs, depending on your background) Generates interest. Talk about how your skills/background match the employer's needs.
∙Indicate how you can help the employer achieve organisational goals in your specialty.
Focus on what you can do for them rather than why you want the position.
∙Highlight your most significant accomplishments, abilities, and experiences that are specifically relevant to the employer and job requirements.
∙Sell your credentials - your mission is to prove you should be invited to an interview or even selected on the spot !
∙Do not simply repeat your resume but point out important experiences and key assets - show some of this to demonstrate to the employer your personal qualities which
cannot be indicated on a resume. But Don't say anything negative about your
employment situation or your life in general.
Fourth paragraph - closing (4 sentences maximum)
States your commitment to action.
∙State your availability. Restate contact information so the employer can contact you.
∙Mention that you have an enclosed resume or sample work, if applicable.
∙Thank the prospective employer.
Your name, typed