I was writing a motivation letter for an internship and showed it to a friend who responded “You're actually not saying what you want.” He was in the opinion that I should say what I want to do- except that I have three slight issues with this:
- I'm not experienced and would be happy to see any part of their work. I could (literally) go wiring avionics, inspecting fan blades or riveting skin panels and would be satisfied.
- To compound #1, I'm a bit late into this, so I am not in the position to be picky.
- Several of the companies are cold-calls with no 'official' positions listed.
I've tried to 'fix it' and currently I have written something roughly equivalent to:
The notion of combing the developing widget industry with the commercial aspect of XYZ and a wide array of payloads is very exciting and appealing. In particular, I could imagine working on research and development of the challenges this area involves.
How specific do I need to be? How unspecific is too board?
Background: Central/ Western Europe, Intern, Engineering.