COVER LETTER BEFORE
123 Any Street
City, ST 12345
June 1, 200–
Any Name and Associates
456 Any Street
City, ST 12345
Attn: Internship Coordinator
I would love to serve as a Public Relations Intern this summer!
Over the past three years I have studied business and marketing at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Now, as my junior year ends, I wish to explore public relations as a career field and learn as much as I can before I graduate.
I have been very, very active in campus life at Ohio State, and I have held numerous leadership and committee positions. All of these positions involved working with people of diverse backgrounds as a team focusing on a particular goal. The attached resume details all of my academic and co-curricular achievements.
From a practical perspective, I have already been an intern for a travel abroad program; for a web-based advertising company; and for Abercrombie and Fitch. Now, I so very much want to be an intern at your firm. Marketing has been a part of my life for so long, but I now want to be involved in and learn about public relations. Please review my resume for information on these three internship experiences. I know you will find that they qualify me for your position.
To arrange an interview please contact me at the above address or by phone at (555) 555-5555.
Don't use the word “love” in a business letter.
Do cite academic achievements as, perhaps, your greatest asset for an internship.
Don't focus your candidacy on the desire to “explore.”
Don't forget to refer to the firm somewhere in the body of the letter.
COVER LETTER AFTER
Date: June 1, 200-
Subject: Marketing Intern
TO: Pat Cummings
RE: Summer Internship
I definitely want to interview for and, ideally, serve as a Public Relations Intern in your Any City office this summer. Over the past three years, I have taken academic, co-curricular, and practical steps towards a career in public relations. As an intern at Any Name and Associates, I will take a giant leap toward my professional goals.
As described on the attached resume, I am a business and marketing student. My marketing courses have overviewed concepts related to promotions, media relations, as well as marketing research. For these classes, I contributed to a comprehensive marketing and promotions campaign that included planning and budgeting a grand opening event, developing media releases and promotional materials, writing a detailed proposal, and creating and delivering a PowerPoint presentation.
To develop event planning, outreach, fundraising, and publicity skills, I have been active in campus life. All positions held involved planning, negotiating, motivating, working with diverse individuals, and serving as a goal-driven member of a team focusing on outcomes. Most significant, outside of academia, I have completed various internships. Each required that I develop the skills you state as desired of a successful intern. To date, I have served as a Recruiting and Marketing Intern for a travel-abroad program; as an intern completing sales and marketing projects for a web-based advertising company; and as a marketing intern for Abercrombie and Fitch. Now, I want to be an accomplishment-oriented intern at Any Name and Associates.
I hope you will determine my candidacy worthy of a telephone interview. Please be assured that I have made living arrangements in the city for the summer. Thank you for your consideration.
This letter of application is e-mailed, for a specific internship in a specific location.
A phone call revealed the name of the internship coordinator.
Career focus is projected, and qualifications are presented in increasing order of importance.
Special reference is made to what could be a crucial “hidden obstacle,” housing in the city.