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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Facebook


Software Engineer

Ms./Mr. First Lastname
Company name
5 State Street
City, VT 05401 (2 enters)
Dear Ms. Lastname:
Paragraph 1: State the position you are applying for and how you found it. State one characteristic of the company that
you admire (shows you did some research). Describe your excitement to bring (2 skills) to the position. (2 enters)
Paragraph 2 (and an optional 3): Briefly give details concerning your background and experience. Provide one or two
specific examples that illustrate the skills you mentioned in the opening paragraph. When providing examples, think
numbers and accomplishments, showing what skills you will bring to their team/organization. Illustrate these skills with
action statements reiterating what you express on your resume without redundantly repeating yourself. (2 enters)
Paragraph 3 (or 4): State that you are available for an interview or to further discuss your qualifications and give them a
number to reach you. Describe any items you have enclosed. Re-assert your excitement to be considered for the position
and thank them for their time. (2 enters)
Sincerely, (4 enters)
Your Signature
Type Your Name (2 enters)

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