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Sample cover letter for Internship position at KPMG

POSITION:

Internship-Taxation

I am a first-year student at (omitted) School of Law and I write to apply for a summer internship. I am particularly drawn to KPMG because I have a strong interest in taxation and corporate finance law, long fostered by constant exposure to personal wealth management, my family’s business. Through my work with my family’s company and as a banking policy analyst in Washington DC, I developed a keen interest in tax and financial law. I plan on beginning the MBA portion of the JD/MBA degree next fall, and my goal is to work in tax with a focus on mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring.

As I entered law school with the purpose of practicing taxation and financial law, I sought opportunities to learn all I can in these practice areas. During my first month of school, I helped found the (omitted) Law Society, and I currently serve as secretary, providing an excellent avenue to interact with tax lawyers and professors and gain their insights into the practice area.

I realize it is atypical for a first-year law student lacking an educational background in accounting or business to seek an internship with your company. While my legal education will serve me well, it is my interest in business that drives me. I wish to be surrounded by and learn from professionals at your company, because I will gain a great deal of knowledge and experience in the taxation field, and also be able to explore other areas within the industry.

I enclose a copy of my resume and appreciate your consideration. I hope to have the opportunity to visit with KMPG in person to explore internship possibilities. Thank you, in advance, for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.



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