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“The practice and art of writing letters is dying; for most of us it may already be dead. Email has taken over. Written communication in our daily lives now is made up of snippets of prose stored on our electronic desktops. While this has advantages – speed of response, ability to forward documents, and spontaneity of composing – there are disadvantages, too. Gone, usually, are the long rambling missives about our lives and work; gone is the thoughtful response, re-‐read many times. Gone, too is a physical entity that we looked forward to when we approached our mailbox, a physical object that – for some of us – has importance beyond the duration of our lives.”
--Jim Carmin, The Oregonian
Part of concluding an internship is writing a thank you letter to your supervisor. Review the Writing a Thank You Letter handout. Think about what you will write to your supervisor and draft your thank you letter. Proofread and/or have it peer reviewed and revise your letter. Make copies of the final letters—and turn in a copy to your teacher, either printed or digitally—before you mail or hand-deliver your letter.
Thank You Letter
This activity provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their experiences and offers guidance on how to conclude their internship successfully and appropriately.