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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Writing a cover letter to get an internship can be intimidating. By using well-chosen words, you can make a good impression. While your letter needs to be customized to individual circumstances, this sample cover letter below can help an aspiring intern's cause.
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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 email@example.com. I know you are busy, so thank you for your time, and I look forward to speaking with you.
Musician resumes are different from most others not just in their formatting but also in the information included.
While most professional documents will focus on tangible accomplishments like ROI’s and productivity in dollar ($) or percentage (%) terms, Musician resume focus more on talents and performances.
This difference can be carried over directly to the cover letter where the applicant focuses on performances, ensembles and the reputation of those organizations.
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Below are both a Musician resume and a matching cover letter, written to accompany each other, working together harmoniously in a professional duet that will strike a chord with even the most seasoned HR ear.
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Dear Mr. /Mrs. /Ms. (Manager’s Name)
It is with significant interest that I enclose my resume for the POSITION position. With an extensive music related exposure, I am optimistic in my ability to become an asset within your organization.
I am a holder of M.M in Performance from Ithaca College and Bachelors degree in Music from American University.
During the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to be associated with multiple orchestras in various permanent and freelancing roles. Working as a Sub, Regular or at the Violin Section, I have honed my performance, technical and conducting skills and gained competency in combining my musical skills with peers.
As noted on my resume, I am a winner of American University Concerto Championship and have been recognized as a Concertmaster from American University Symphony Orchestra.
I am seeking a challenging but rewarding position, which is why I was naturally drawn to this exciting opportunity.
T: Phone number
E: email address
*Note that the above template prompts the reader to insert the hiring managers name in both the opening address as well as the greeting of the letter itself. This is critical in getting your cover letter read as it makes the letter personal. Avoid “Dear Hiring Manager” whenever possible. Never use “To Whom It May Concern”, as this is the most impersonal and rude type of greeting one could include on a cover letter.
“Dear Hiring Manager”
“To Whom It May Concern”
“Dear Ms. Bowman”
“To Ms. Bowman & The Acme Marketing Department”
Where resumes can exceed one page in length for the seasoned musician, cover letters should always be limited to one page, as it is to serve as an introduction to your resume, only highlighting key points, and not a stand alone document.
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