Dear Human Resources Manager/Industrial Training Manager,
Allow me congratulate the few successful individuals who managed to secure an internship slot at your company. My letter is written in the discomfort of my father’s house. I am not here by choice or design. I am still at home because your company unfortunately refused to offer me an internship slot for my 10 weeks of internship.
I am well aware that so many people applied to your company, and I am also aware of the limited number of slots that you have available for interns. (This however is not an excuse for your company to only offer 2 slots to my university given the importance of my course and the fact that the services you offer are in direct line with what I am studying here).
It is even more annoying that most interns are not offered any kind of payment or remuneration (depending on company of course). If you can refuse to train someone like me who demands nothing from you aside from knowledge, how worse then is it for the person who is applying for an actual job that requires a monthly salary?
You do not even have the courtesy to tell me why I was rejected and not offered a slot! In good faith, I expected you to tell me why I wasn’t accepted so that I could know my mistakes (if any) and adjust accordingly! As an individual, you are making me worried about how people even manage to secure jobs! Do they bribe you? Do they eat special food? Or do they pray to God just? What criteria do you follow when choosing interns?
Interns require knowledge only, and in any case, they do the majority of work in some companies (some supervisors are total douches and leave interns to do all their work). We are not interested in your breakfast or lunch or whatever. We only want a place where we can study and get marks for this important 5CU course unit. This being the second time your company is rejecting my offer of free labor for ten weeks, I am pretty sure I won’t be applying for a job at your company when I graduate next year.
It is indeed sad that nepotism, tribalism and racism are a big factor in determining who gets admitted for something in the world currently. I sincerely hope that wasn’t the reason you rejected me because I would have loved to sue you basing on that.
As I look for another place, let me offer you free advice. If you only you train people from a specific university, please include that information on your website and stop making us waste our money on photocopying, buying envelopes and travelling over 200km to your head offices. Human Resource Managers, you know yourselves!
Omaido Ronnie Perez
(on behalf of all interns)
President- Intern Seekers Association