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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Edelman


Summer Intern



123 E. 53 Street
New York, NY


I am interested in applying for the Edelman Public Relations, New York Summer Internship Program. I am currently a junior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Writing Seminars, where I am on the Dean’s List for academic achievement.

For the past two summers, I have interned at a non-profit social and public advocacy group called CommunityED, which focuses on arts education and political literacy. Because of the small size of the organization, I had the opportunity to work closely with the Executive Director and Project Manager, and was entrusted with considerable responsibility with regard to confidential contracts and celebrity information. I am very comfortable working under deadlines with the need for perfection. Events must go off smoothly and press releases must be sent out without a single error; this urgency for exceptional work is something that I welcome. The skill sets I developed at CommunityED would be easily transferable to an agency such as Edelman.

Academically, I have been able to enhance my communication skills by constantly writing and editing many different types of papers. The most important skill in my academic work is the ability to write concisely. For a Writing Seminars major, another necessity is the ability to multitask and switch gears seamlessly. As an intern at Edelman, I could apply my ability to write effectively to convey information in exciting ways.

I became interested in an internship at Edelman while researching different New York-based public relations firms. Because your organization is a leader in the industry, I see no better place to gain an understanding of the field. I have a broad interest within the field of Public Relations and since Edelman holds positions in all of them, this internship will provide me the opportunity to see which areas would best fit my strengths.

Thank you for considering my application for the New York Summer Internship Program. Please contact me with any questions, or if there is any additional information I can provide.


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