I am applying for an undergraduate internship that requires at least one and at most 2 recommendation letters.
I have two recommendation letters:
- One with a prof. who knows me personally for a year. He has written a very strong recommendation letter (about 1.5 page). (He has mentioned my performance as top 2% of all the years he has offered a course and have also talked about an internship which I undertook under him)
- The second recommendation is from a prof. who doesn’t know me so well outside class. He has mentioned I got a A+ in his course and I’m interested in the specific topic I am applying for the internship but neither of which sound enthusiastic. The letter is about half a page. It doesn’t go deep into my strengths.
Also, both the prof. work in areas related to my internship projects and both of them are from a reputed university.
I have a feeling the second letter can easily overshadow the first one even though it's kind of strong (but not near 25% of my 1st recommendation letter)
In such a situation should I apply with both the recommendations or only the first one?