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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Business Insider


Lifestyle intern editor

Dear x ,

I am an economics student in my senior year at XXX. Business Insider is my morning coffee, my afternoon snack and my bedtime story. That is why I was thrilled to learn about the open position for a lifestyle intern and I am excited to apply for it.

I am currently studying to obtain a BA in economics, with, in parallel, a minor in business administration. I believe that this dual diploma is a plus, because I acquire both the theoretical and the real life, practical skills a person should possess. My education over the past years helped me shape my ideas in a clear and organized way. During my internship at XXX. I learned how to handle projects and clients on different levels. This enhanced my analytical skills and my aptitude to work in a stressful and fast paced environment. I was able to multitask in order to meet deadlines all the while maintaining the best quality in my work.

In addition, my exchange semester in Spain helped me grow and become independent. I was able to take responsibilities alone and truly discover and build myself. I was introduced to a new lifestyle I rapidly adapted and fit in. My eagerness to learn and my passion to discover new cultures pushed me to take courses in Spanish. On top of that, my fluency in French, English and Arabic is an advantage that makes it easier to understand and experience the world.

Working at Business Insider is for me an opportunity to always be aware of major news around the world. It is like an open book on everything that is happening as well as a pastime and a mentor. I believe that, although I do not have a background in journalism, my love for writing and my hunger for new things are strong enough to make me a valuable asset to your company. Being around editors will allow me to gain as much knowledge as possible and I would love nothing more than to learn from professional’s tutelage. At the end of the day, all the articles I read, I read with delight, all the while thinking about the sources and its origin. I am fascinated by where the information comes from and how it is constructed as much as the article itself.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you require any additional unmentioned information please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future to discuss how my competences can be advantageous to enhancing your platform.

Respectfully yours, 


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