Cover letter for internship
Writing a cover letter to help you land a great internship? Here's an example of a pitch that hits all the right notes.
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451 Highland Ave. #45 | Sometown, TX 75000 | (555) 555-5555
Jan. 5, 2017
Mr. James Crowley
555 W. Applegarth Blvd.
Anytown, TX 75000
Dear Mr. Crowley:
Two of your former interns, Brian Hodges and Martha Smith, suggested I contact you regarding finance internship opportunities. They are familiar with my background and felt I would be an excellent match for your summer internship program.
Currently a junior majoring in finance at UNT, I have demonstrated strong academic performance in all finance courses, maintaining a 3.5 GPA in my major. The courses I have completed have given me a solid foundation in the tools, processes and methodologies involved in the successful analysis and management of portfolio-investment strategies. I have a proven ability to learn challenging concepts quickly and have developed competencies in diverse areas, including:
In addition to my analytical strengths, I bring to the table advanced computer skills (with cross-platform exerptise in Windows and Mac); expertise in the MS Office suite of products; and familiarity with programming languages including SQL, HTML and VB.
Since starting college, I have worked part-time (summers/holidays/evenings) as a clerk at Wal-Mart. In this position, I have earned a reputation for consistently exceeding company and customer expectations. Wal-Mart's store manager has asked me to return this summer, but I yearn to gain corporate finance experience. I am impressed by Acme's innovation and success, and I would very much like to be part of such a winning company.
The enclosed resume provides more details of my skills and achievement track record. If you agree that I would make a valuable addition to your team, please feel free to call me at (555) 555-5555 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I know you are busy, so thank you for your time, and I look forward to speaking with you.
Dear Ms. Peppertone,
I saw a flyer on the college community bulletin board that said Chemical Engineering Solutions was offering an internship in the research department. In two years I will be receiving my B.A. in Chemical Engineering and believe the opportunity you offer will do wonders for my education and future in the field. I am enclosing my resume that details my experiences and demonstrates I am ready to meet every challenge.
To date I have strengthened my skills with laboratory work in geology chemistry and biology. These indoor activities have been complemented by outdoor experiences. So while I have performed chemical reactions I have also done conservation work with local national parks to acquire needed background in scientific research. I am the kind of hands-on team member and critical thinker that quickly adapts to new systems and will produce significant contributions to all your projects.
I would undoubtedly be an asset to your program while the opportunity would expand my research skills and enhance my profile. Taking into account my technical knowledge and innovative approach to science and research I also have the enthusiasm and qualifications for this internship. I would appreciate the opportunity to sit down with you for an interview. Please contact me at your convenience.