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Sample 1 - Internship Cover Letter
City, State, Zip Code
Human Resource Person’s Name
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Name of HR Person,
I have admired your company’s environmental policies for years and would like to apply for the summer internship your company offers to students who are majoring in fields that are related to caring for the environment. I learned about this position from my sister, Name of Sister, who participated in the program two years ago.
I am in my final year at Name of University, majoring in Environmental Public Policy. I have
• worked every summer for the past three years as a volunteer in my city’s environmental awareness program
• participated in framing environmental policy decisions for the city
• a particular interested in public art
Your company is one of the top enterprises in the state for environmental sustainability and responsibility. It would be an honor to participate in your program and add to my qualifications for framing environmental policy. I believe your company would gain a higher profile by supporting public art, and I know how to achieve this.
I have enclosed a copy of my resume. I hope it will show you that I am well qualified for this internship. I’ll call you next week to answer any questions you have and schedule an interview.
Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I look forward to speaking with you soon. I can be reached at 555-123-4567 or at Name@email.com.
Applicant’s Name Printed
List of enclosures
Sample 2 - Internship Cover Letter
9090 Circle Drive
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
March 9, 2015
The Willow Corporation
1170 Lancaster Ave.
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 45068
Attn: Mr. Calvert
Dear Mr. Calvert:
I am applying for the Scientific Research position that was listed at the Ohio State University Career Services Office. As you can see from my resume, which I have attached for your review, I have a great deal of experience working in both chemistry and geology. I have had both indoor and outdoor experience in this field and feel I would be an asset to your research department.
I know my way around a lab and have completed many studies dealing with chemical reactions and have observed specimens using a microscope. I enjoy chemistry and it is something I am looking into making a full-time career. While I don’t have any formal job training in this field, I did have the opportunity to work as an intern last fall at Blenden Woods in Westerville, Ohio. I was the conservation assistant and helped to conduct outdoor experiments and research to help the park preserve their wildlife.
With the Willow Company’s dynamic reputation in preserving the wildlife and my previous experience in this field, I feel I am perfect for this internship. I feel my desire to learn and my previous experience would be an asset to your company. By having an internship with your company, this would provide me the opportunity to expand my research skills. If you feel my qualifications are a good match for your program, I would love to schedule a time to sit down and discuss this further. I am hopeful I get the opportunity to speak with you further.
By Andre Bradley