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Sample cover letter for Internship position at EY



Dear Ms. Cokley:

I am writing to apply for the summer audit accounting internship posted on the Boston University Career Link. After speaking with Joe Maturando, it seems that Ernst & Young has a genuine relationship with its employees. I am fervent to work for a firm that advocates for a collaborative and hands on atmosphere. Ernst and Young’s out of the ordinary clientele such as tabulating ballots for the winners of the Primetime Emmy® Awards demonstrates its myriad of opportunities. As an avid reader of the New York Times, my passion for accounting lies in its application to current events. I enjoy being able to converse about the news and offer new insights to other readers.

As the Vice President of Financial Affairs for the College of Arts and Sciences, I am accountable for allocating $60,000 to over 400 unique student organizations across campus. I assess their funding proposals and investigate the organization’s financials to ensure that the money allocated is being spent appropriately. Once I determine the financials are in accordance with our constitution, I take part in the deliberation of whether or not the allocation fits into the framework of my designed budget. Serving with such a diverse body of students has allowed me to co-lead rewarding assembly meetings where each representative is able to voice his or her opinion, establishing a safe and open atmosphere. Approaching these opinions with an impartial view has granted me the respect of my peers. Having had the opportunity to work in a team based environment and audit organizations on campus has fortified my desire to become a public accountant.

In conjunction with working on diverse teams, I also am comfortable completing tasks on my own. Student government has given me the opportunity to negotiate with Boston Celtics representatives as well as lead presentations in front of the incoming freshman class. Furthermore, having been a plumber for a small corporation, I was expected to complete jobs for clients with definitive deadlines. I was able to manage my time by defining the job’s priorities and by developing a practical schedule.

My connection to audit along with the desire to work in a diverse and dynamic environment has attracted me to Ernst & Young. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person to explore my future at Ernst & Young. Please feel free to contact me either through email at or my cell (555) 555-1111. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.


Joseph Student

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