To inquire about internship opportunities:
Good morning/afternoon (name),
I wanted to reach out to you because, after reading your LinkedIn profile and learning more about your company, I was wondering if you had internships available.
I am currently a (class year) at Longwood University, focusing on (concentration), and I have been working on developing my skills in (2-3 keys areas). I would (love/appreciate) the opportunity to utilize these skills at (company name) while also having the chance to grow and refine them. I have work samples available if you’d like to see them.
If internships aren’t available, would you be willing to have a 15-20 minute phone call with me to talk through some of your career history and experience?
To connect with someone who might need context for your request:
Hello! My name is ___________ and I am hoping to connect with you because I see that you work with/for/in ________, which is an area/company/group that I am interested in learning more about. I look forward to being able to learn from you! Thank you for your consideration.
To network for a potential future job:
I am excited to connect with you because I am very interested in making a career move to (company) and I was hoping to learn more about it from you. I am currently a (year) at Longwood/ Longwood graduate in __________ program. Thank you, (your name)
When they were suggested to you by someone else:
Hello! My name is ______ and our mutual connection ___________ suggested that I reach out to you. I look forward to connecting! Best, (your name)