Accepting or Declining an Offer

Here is our template and some tips on how to accept an internship offer:

  • Address the internship coordinator by name.
  • Thank them for the exciting opportunity and tell them you are happy to accept their offer and look forward to working with them.
  • Tell them the date you will arrive in DC and the date that you will be able to start working.
  • Ask any questions you may have (dress code, transportation, etc.).
  • Tell them to let you know if there is any paperwork or information they will need prior to your arrival.
  • Thank them again.

Here is our template for asking about more information regarding a position you have been offered.

Here is our template for requesting more time on making a final decision.

Here is our template and some tips for declining an internship offer:

  • Address the internship coordinator by name.
  • Thank them for considering your application and for offering you an internship with their organization.
  • Tell them that you regrettably must decline their offer.