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Sample Cover Letter for Internship Position


Cover Letter Etiquette

  • Correct format is important
  • Must be error free
  • Address an individual
  • Keep it concise
  • Highlight talents without boasting

Simple Format

  • Paragraph One: The letter’s intent
  • Paragraph Two: Argument/Qualities
  • Paragraph Three: Follow-up intentions

Key Points to Include

  • Position to which you are applying
  • Where you heard of the position
  • Academic experience
  • Work experience
  • Why you are the best candidate


Sample Cover Letter for Internship Position

Jane Smith
444 Market Lane
Newport, Virginia 00000

June 1, 2012

John Doe, Hiring Coordinator
Employment for You, Inc.
1234 Working Way
Newport, Virginia 00000

Dear Mr. Doe:

I am extremely interested in securing the editorial internship position that I found through’s website.

I am a journalism major in my junior year at State University and have had a great deal of experience writing copy both online and off.  As the current staff writer for the university newspaper, I am able to hone my writing and research skills and have become quite adept at turning routine school activities into events through my weekly column.

Last summer I interned with as a copyright assistant, which gave me the unique opportunity to expand my skill set to include writing SEO optimized content as well as work with Meta tags.

I am extremely interested in working with the dynamic team that created the ‘hottest website for college co-eds’, as named by Topsites Magazine.  The internship would provide me with valuable online writing experience to complement my journalism studies.  I believe that I have the energy and innovative thinking that would be an asset to the team.

I have enclosed my resume and hope to schedule an interview at your earliest convenience.  If I can provide any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me (provide two contact numbers).



Jane Smith

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