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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Barclays



I am a senior economics major at XXXX College very interested in the investment banking analyst program at Barclays Capital. With my finance experience, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, I believe I am well-paired to the analyst program and to Barclays Capital’s culture.

As a summer analyst at XXXX last year, I prepared pitch books and analyses for client presentations and built financial models for leveraged buyouts and credit reviews. Through participating in deal calls as part of the XXXX team, I gained an understanding of how client needs are best met under the pressure of time. Currently as treasurer of XXXX's Student Government Association, I administer financial transactions for 120+ student organizations and oversee a $500,000 budget, responsibilities which draw on my attention to detail and ability to balance multiple priorities.

I’m attracted to the firm’s practice of bringing together a flat hierarchy of diverse team members, each with the opportunity to make a difference through creative problem solving, as this is how I’ve discovered I work best. Barclays Capital’s commitment to service projects such as mentoring at-risk students and serving food in local shelters appeals to me to given my volunteer experience with our local XXXX program. The firm’s client-centered philosophy and global market position combined with the opportunity to contribute to the community make Barclays Capital an exciting place to build my career.

I welcome the opportunity to talk with you about my qualifications, experience, and interest in the analyst program at Barclays Capital. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. 

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