Personal Reference Letter assignment instructions


The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate your performance at the internship site, as well as to evaluate what you have learned. The goal is to demonstrate an ability to “speak” to potential employers about your skills. Upon writing the draft of your letter, share it with your supervisor for feedback (Please note: This is a letter that YOU are writing, not your supervisor).


Based on what you think that you have learned and achieved within the internship experience, write a 1-page letter of reference for yourself. Be sure to:

Highlight specific areas of growth and specific value that you experienced through the process of completing this internship.

Indicate how you would translate your experience in your internship into a new work experience.

Write in Business Letter format to a potential employer (you may write about yourself as if you are a supervisor).

You will be graded upon your ability to:

Evaluate yourself and to promote what you have learned.

Communicate clearly and effectively and to thus “present” yourself well.

Persuade a professional reader.

Properly format a reference letter.