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Sample cover letter for Internship position at KPMG

POSITION:

Corporate finance

Dear X,

Two of your former interns, Y and Z, suggested I contact you regarding finance internship opportunities. They are familiar with my background and felt I would be an excellent match for your summer internship program.

Currently a junior majoring in finance at [university], I have demonstrated strong academic performance in all finance courses, maintaining a [GPA] in my major. The courses I have completed have given me a solid foundation in the tools, processes and methodologies involved in the successful analysis and management of portfolio-investment strategies. I have a proven ability to learn challenging concepts quickly and have developed competencies in diverse areas, including:

  • Industry research/information sourcing
  • Comparative analysis
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Pro forma analysis
  • Cash-flow analysis
  • Financial modeling and asset valuation
  • Portfolio and asset management
  • Insurance plans and mutual funds
  • Retirement and estate planning
  • Tax planning and investment strategies
In addition to my analytical strengths, I bring to the table advanced computer skills (with cross-platform exerptise in Windows and Mac); expertise in the MS Office suite of products; and familiarity with programming languages including SQL, HTML and VB.

Since starting [university], I have worked part-time (summers/holidays/evenings) as [position] at [company]. In this position, I have earned a reputation of a disciplined and motivated person. [Company] manager has asked me to return this summer, but I yearn to gain corporate finance experience. I am impressed by [Company X]'s innovation and success, and I would very much like to be part of such a winning company.

The enclosed resume provides more details of my skills and achievement track record. If you agree that I would make a valuable addition to your team, please feel free to call me at [phone number] or email me at [e-mail]. I know you are busy, so thank you for your time, and I look forward to speaking with you.


Sincerely,



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