In your application
Follow the application directions exactly.
If the prompt asks for writing samples, be sure to include them from the outset. Only deliver a resumé in person if the posting explicitly asks for this.
Keep your resumé and cover letter to one page each.
Only include the information that’s relevant to this internship, and invest time in making that stuff really compelling.
Include key numbers.
GPA, graduation year, duration at each position—a resumé is incomplete without the numbers.
Format your resumé smartly.
A reader should be able to quickly find the information they need. For example, distinguish previous titles and employers with bold text.
Keep it easy on the eyes.
Bright colors, intricate designs, or fancy fonts are distracting and almost always unnecessary.
Find out whom to address your cover letter to.
“Dear Sir or Madame” doesn’t feel natural for anyone. LinkedIn is your friend!
Submit all application materials in PDF form.
This includes your cover letter, resumé, and writing samples regardless of their original format.
Include practical information like availability or status of work authorization up front.