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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Goodworks


Couseling Internship

Dear [Name]:

I learned about Goodworks in the process of researching nonprofits online. I have been seeking an organization whose mission matches my desire to help low-income clients with practical matters and emotional support, and was inspired by Goodworks’ range of services and successful track record. I am writing to see whether you would be interested in hiring an intern this summer.

I am a junior at [school], pursuing my BA in Sociology and a Spanish Minor, and considering an eventual career in social work or nonprofit management. Since August, I have been conducting HIV test counseling sessions as a volunteer at the Berkeley Free Clinic. It has been rewarding working with people from diverse backgrounds, many of whom are struggling to meet basic life needs, and to use my Spanish speaking skills. I would love to apply and further develop my counseling skills while making a positive contribution at Goodworks.

I will be available to work up to 20 hours a week this coming summer and would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the possibility of interning there. I will follow up on this letter in a week to see if we can set up a time. Thank you very much for your attention.



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