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There is fierce competition for internship positions and your cover letter is key to getting the interest of the company.
A well crafted cover letter for internship positions will convey the impression of someone who is able to clearly express him or herself and demonstrates an enthusiastic and positive attitude.
Internship Cover Letters
Your Contact details (phone and email)
Mrs Mary Stevens
15 South Parkway
Long Island, NY 11551
Dear Mrs Stevens
As a senior at the University of XYZ pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics, I am enthusiastically seeking an internship in which I can learn as much as possible while making a real contribution.
My academic and previous internship experience have greatly increased both my knowledge and passion for financial markets and economics and I am very serious about my future career in business within a major corporation. I am eager to further develop my skills through a challenging internship experience. Your company has an excellent reputation for its innovation, expertise and its commitment to developing people.
I approach all my work with discipline and focus as shown by my excellent academic performance. My professors and previous employers have commended me for my strong analytical and communication skills. I am highly motivated and enjoy the challenge of demanding assignments.
In addition I can offer advanced computer skills including familiarity with a number of programming languages. I am confident that the combination of my strong work ethic, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm will make me an asset in any capacity in which you are willing to place me.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss further how I would make a substantial contribution to your company as an intern and I look forward to meeting with you in the near future at a mutually convenient time.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Since most internship applicants don't have the required experience for any particular job your cover letter should convey your enthusiasm to work with the organization and your willingness to contribute in any way you can.
Internship cover letters should focus on the skills you do have, what you can offer as an intern and why you want an internship at this particular company.
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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Deloitte
Summer Audit Internship
My Name is [name], a junior at the University of California, Berkeley and I would like to be considered for a summer audit internship position in the San Francisco office.
I am interested in a summer audit internship position because I believe that it would provide me with valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in the audit practice. After learning about the audit services from various professionals, it has inspired me to pursue a career in audit because of their ability to work with various clients, learn more about the company and financial situations, which has always been an interest of mine. I also believe that I would be able to work with many students like myself, that are motivated and eager to learn, which would inspire me to work even harder and excel as an intern. I believe that I can contribute to the successes of the other students and mine during this internship through some of my previous experiences. I anticipate that this internship would offer for students an opportunity to attain audit experiences, team-building and networking with business professionals, which would expand my knowledge towards my future career in audit.
Over the summer, I participated in the Deloitte Future Leaders Conference, where I was able to network with many Deloitte professionals and learn more about the services that Deloitte offers. I gained very valuable soft skills and had the opportunity to visit one of the clients. I took away many great tips about networking with professionals and presentation skills that I now use in my daily life. I enjoyed learning more about Deloitte’s services, culture and people, which has provided me with knowledge of a firm that I would certainly like to work for. This conference increased my interest and reassured my decision to go into audit as a future career, especially at Deloitte.
I also work at the University of California, Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an administrative assistant. I am a customer service representative, who administers support for customers regarding admissions and other services that the office offers. I lead and manage various projects that range from creating a handbook for the new hires as a reference and creating games for children for a certain event. I gained more leadership skills and knowledge about professional mannerisms that further developed my skills. Both my experiences as a participant and as an assistant are some of the things that I can offer to the internship position.
I attached my resume for your review as well. I hope that we can arrange to speak so that I can discuss at greater length the contribution that I believe I can make to this internship. Should you require an additional information, I can be contacted at the phone number and e-mail listed above.
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