Intern wants up
August 18, 2009 4:45 PM Subscribe
Are there any special rules or points of etiquette to be followed when applying for a job internally? More specifically, as an intern?
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I’ve got about a month left in an internship that’s going well so far. An internal job opportunity has recently come up in a different department. As an internal applicant, is there anything special I need to consider? Obviously I should notify my manger first, but how do I bring it up? Do I still address the cover letter to Mr. Smith, HR Director, even though I see him every day and call him Johnny? (Silly questions I know, but I’m strangely nervous about this process!)
Also, there is talk of another entry-level position opening in the future, in a department that I am closer to. I would prefer to work there, since I already know the people. I will still apply for the now-available position, but should I talk to the department director about this possible opening and my chances? What do I say?
Any other advice about internal job applications or transitioning from intern to employee are appreciated. Thanks, Metafilter.