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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Cornell University


Desk Clerk Position

Dear Mrs. X,

I am interested in the desk clerk position advertised on the school bulletin board. I have attached my resume to this email for your review. Given my prior professional experience doing similar work, I believe I’d make a strong candidate for your consideration in this job.

Job Requirements

  • Responsible for monitoring collection of IDs and maintaining accurate records of guest exit and entry
  • Work in cooperation with Facility Management, Public Safety, and Residence Hall Staff to ensure smooth and safe operation
  • Quickly learn the rules covered in the desk staff training manual, housing contracts
  • Maintain compliance with all school policies and procedures, both as a student and staff member

My Qualifications

  • Experience doing clerical work as a student government representative during several school events, ensuring their smooth operation
  • Received my school’s Citizenship Award in recognition for my consistent participation in school and community events
  • Achieved a 3.9 GPA and scored over 1400 on the SAT
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Over 400 hours as a baby sitter, caring for children ranging from toddlers to teenagers

Thank you very much for your time, and I look forward to further discussing my qualifications for this job.



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