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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Amazon


Financial Analyst

To whom it may concern,

My name is <name> and I am a rising senior at <college>. I am currently looking to gain some valuable exposure and experiences and I’d like to be considered for your Financial Analyst Intern position. My search for opportunities to pursue over the course of the summer led me to look at Amazon and its data-driven approach towards retail. I believe my attention to detail, analytical mindset when it comes to problem solving, and ability to work well with both well-defined and ambiguous problems would make me an excellent fit for the position.

This past summer I was an intern with Target Corporation in their Strategic Pricing division. I created a database that would provide historical summaries and track price changes for over 150 million in product across 4 different product types and 27 different sub-product types. In addition to the creating this database I have worked to develop algorithms and prediction tools based off of empirical data to provide merchants and analysts with better oversight over how Walmart strategizes rollbacks to win back customers. Given the advent of how data sciences are changing the way all industries are operating, I believe these same skills will serve me well if I were to work at an environment which places strong emphasis on innovation and analytics.

My own values align closely with those of Amazon, including the commitment to challenge the status quo and innovate new ways to solve current problems. I believe I would be an excellent addition to your team and look forward to hearing back to you. Thank you for your time and consideration.



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