I am applying for an internship and I am struggling with the subject of the cover letter.

"Re: Application for an internship as (name of the position) at (name of the company)"

What do you think about the sentence above? Is that correct? Would you rephrase it?


Yes, it is correct.

Depending on the intended audience I personally would try to shorten it. Maybe don't do it if you are applying to be an English teacher.

Application for internship ...

Language's foremost purpose is communication. Being correct secondary. Long texts in applications and emails are more likely to be skipped. If they don't get read, they didn't communicate.

  • Yes, I believe that the company name could be omitted, after all the OP is, presumably, commmunicating with the company they want to work for. Instead of quoting the company name the applicant could say "with your organisation". – BoldBen Feb 3 at 22:18

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