Q: My friend’s father is interested in having me join his company as an intern. I have been interested in his company for a long time, and known him for a long time as well. How do I approach the application process?
A: I’d approach it with the same professionalism as you would with any other process; send him your resume, address him formally, and proceed through the process as would any other candidate. This will demonstrate to the employer that you are not just applying because you know him, but because you really enjoy the company despite the relationship to him.