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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Eric Firestone


Art Gallery Intern


Dear Hiring Manager,

I am a junior at Columbia University and am writing to apply for an internship opportunity at ---- Loft. I am very interested in the field of art and art business, and am excited for the opportunity to contribute my writing, research skills, and experience to your growing business.

I am excited about how ---- represents the contemporary art gallery; combining modern and historic artists that work across artistic disciplines. Before beginning university, I spent a year backpacking across Europe, Asia, and South America. While traveling, I spent much of my time perusing local art galleries, curious about the inner workings of the art business. As a creative writer, I am very aware of the importance of showcasing modern art and reviving public interest in the arts. Working at Eric Firestone and learning more about its unique (and sandy) approaches to art exhibition would prove an amazing opportunity to be exposed to the world of art business.

In addition to my creative writing major, I have completed coursework in economics, journalism, and psychology for my concentration in business management. My academic work has strengthened my writing and communication skills, as has my past experience working in a variety of close-knit, fast paced environments. From reporting for a tango newspaper in Buenos Aires, curating online arts and media content for a smartphone app, to running social media for political campaigns, I’ve developed a skill set to help organize scholarship and media for a growing business like ----.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to the opportunity to develop my skills and learn more about what it’s like to work for a contemporary art gallery. Attached is my resume, which goes into further detail about my background and experience. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the value I’d bring by being an intern at ---- Loft.

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