Consider using the following script when calling or emailing your potential employer:
“Hello. My name is [name]. I am currently a [junior/senior/graduate student] at Ball State University pursuing a degree in English.
“I’m eager to gain professional experience in [professional writing/editing/marketing/communications] through our English internship program. I am familiar with [name of organization], and I believe that my classes have provided me with a set of skills that would make me an asset to your organization.
“I would be happy to send you information about our internships program that details your role in the partnership. You can also find the information on our website. I can be reached by phone at [number] or by e-mail at [e-mail address]. I’ve attached my resume. Thank you for your time.”