MindSumo allows students to solve real-world projects from the world’s largest companies. Propose the next big idea and gain experience for job opportunities.

Applying for a scholarship? Check out our scholarship essays database>

Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Ketchum Communications


Research Associate

April 25, 2011

Ketchum Los Angeles

10960 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Dear Hiring Manager,

I would like to be considered for the Research Associate position at Ketchum Communications. I recently graduated from XX School with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. My academic integrity and relevant work experience equip me with the skills necessary to carry out the responsibilities of a Research Associate at Ketchum.

For the last four months, I have had an internship at the public relations firm XX. Throughout my internship at XX Company, I worked on the Nature’s Path Organic Food, Samsung, and Sketchers accounts, which allowed me to gain essential skills and knowledge needed for corporate public relations. Some of my job responsibilities included creating weekly clip reports of clients’ media coverage, compiling lists of relevant media contacts to send press releases and materials to, and composing media audits of current industry trends. I was also responsible for researching potential clients for new business ventures and creating reports that provided senior level management with a general overview of the company.

I have also had an internship at the production company, XX, which allowed me to gain valuable insight into the entertainment industries of film and television. As an intern at XX Company, I was responsible for writing abstracts of screenplays, searching for new talent, and providing bibliographic reports on these individuals for the production staff to review. Through this internship I also perfected my administrative skills, as I was responsible for handling heavy phones, arranging meetings with internal and external parties, and coordinating travel arrangements for the executives of the company.

I am confident that I can provide an immediate benefit to the Global Research and Analytics team at Ketchum because I am a highly motivated and efficient individual. I would be happy to come in for an interview where we can discuss my qualifications. Thank you for your time and consideration.


XX Name

Fact: Google is more likely to hire you if your resume includes side projects. Explore company projects on MindSumo