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Sample cover letter for Internship position at International Rescue Committee


Summer Intern


Dear Mr. Booth:

This semester I am a junior at Johns Hopkins University, working toward my bachelor's degree in international relations. I am seeking an internship for this summer 2013, and while researching opportunities in the field of international development, I became interested in some of the current projects at the International Rescue Committee. I am writing to inquire about possible internship opportunities in the Education Development department.

Through my academic and extra-curricular experiences at Johns Hopkins, I have developed an understanding of the challenges associated with laying the foundation for educational programs in developing countries. This past summer, I completed an internship in Santiago, Chile, with a nonprofit organization focusing on community health education initiatives. I instructed community members on proper nutrition and built relationships with local leaderships. My enclosed resume provides additional details about my skills and experience.

I will be in the Washington DC area during my winter break, January 6-10. I will call you next week to see if it would be possible to meet with you then to further discuss internship opportunities with the International Rescue Committee.

Thank you for your consideration.


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