This position is a international internship in Japan posted in my university. I submitted my application documents to HR. I received a confirmation email saying that they forwarded the documents to related departments (accounting / finance), and it will take 6 to 8 weeks to process the application.
It is now week 7.
Should I send a follow up letter confirming my status? Or should I wait for their reply until week 8 has passed and fire them an email?
Is there any good examples of job application follow up emails that I can use?
I would break the (short) paragraphs up similar to this:
1) Paragraph that thanks them for considering your job application and expresses your continued interest in the position
2) Paragraph that explains why you're interested in this position. Include a sentence or two that demonstrates your knowledge of the company.
3) Paragraph that succinctly explains why you're a great candidate for this position and what skills/experience you would bring to the position
4) Paragraph/Sentence thanking them again for considering your job application. Include your contact information (phone number and email) and finish with something like 'I look forward to hearing from you.'