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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Department of State



My interest in the University of California Washington Center internship program at Washington DC has prompted me to apply for this program for the upcoming winter quarter in 2017. I am specifically interested in interning in the State Department in Washington DC.

As a third year transfer student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science concentrating in International Relations, I am a fast learner looking for an opportunity to develop my skills in the political arena. Washington would be the most suitable place for me to develop these skills in order to learn how the political process works in our nations capital. As a third year in the University of California Santa Cruz I have gained valuable skills and knowledge, which will help me pursue a career in politics. My proven track record on knowledge regarding international politics, and American foreign policy will enable me to succeed in Washington DC and contribute to my community back home.

With considerable energy, passion, and dedication, I will make a positive and impactful contribution to this program. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to the opportunity of meeting with you, and being part of this program.


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