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Sample cover letter for Internship position at AstraZeneca PLC
Pharmaceutical and Analytical Research and Development
24 Mulberry Close
Ms Claire Bovey
PO Box 32909
Dear Ms Bovey,
I am currently a first year undergraduate student at Leeds University. I am studying for an MChem
in Medicinal Chemistry. I am writing to you to apply for the advertised summer placement in the
Pharmaceutical and Analytical Research and Development function at Charnwood, Loughborough. I am
particularly interested in this branch of chemistry and a possible career at a pharmaceutical company.
Throughout my degree course thus far, I have achieved a high level of merit in the laboratory
sections, in particular producing high yields in the organic rotation. These skills are essential and show good
understanding about the strengths, as well as the limitations, of the practical procedures. I have also
obtained excellent grades in the physical laboratory, which has taught me how to analyse data more
suitably, and honed my computer and reporting abilities.
As can be seen from my C.V., I have worked in many different team working situations, taking
leadership roles as well as following the direction of others. I therefore feel confident to express my opinions
were appropriate, whilst still being able to listen to other points of view. I have produced many PowerPoint
presentations throughout my academic career, and feel comfortable relaying them to an audience. This is
without doubt an essential skill when working as part the AstraZeneca team.
AstraZeneca attracts me, above that of any other company, because I believe I share the same
passion for discovery as your company undoubtedly does. I wish to be stimulated on a daily basis by
challenging projects, and by sharing ideas with like-minded people. The idea that your organisation is
constantly growing, transforming and developing into even greater business, and that great investment is
spent on new product research really interests me. I would feel rewarded to spend my future with a
company that endeavours constantly to be fresh and exciting.
I think that the summer placement would be the perfect opportunity for me to get into an industry I
have such a passion for and I hope to be part of supportive environment were my aspirations can become
reality. I feel I have the ambition and the drive to take charge of my future, and would welcome as much
responsibility as possible.
I would be available to work from mid-June through to mid-September, and look forward to hearing
from you in the near future.
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