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 Internship position at Local News Paper

POSITION:

Assistant

Dear ______,

My name is _______. I have over 6 years of experience in sales for various industries, ranging from electronics to online software. I came across your job posting in the newspaper, and was immediately interested in the position. I believe that I could provide a valuable service for your company, and that my abilities would suit the role you need filled perfectly.

I believe this for several reasons. Over the course of my career, I have proven myself to be a dependable source of income for the companies I have worked for. I have a natural ability to convey trustworthiness, and also possess strong persuasive abilities. As a result, I consistently surpass the sales average among my co-workers. This has been true across a range of different companies, in different markets, with different customer bases.

My skill base and industry knowledge makes me a particularly strong candidate for this job role. Having researched your company, I can see that you’ll be targeting wealthier customers in the south-east of the United States. Not only have I previously worked within this industry segment, I myself am a native of that area, giving me keen insight into how people in this region tend to think.

I would love to have the opportunity to interview with your company, and explain my capabilities in more detail. I am certain that you are very busy, and would happily interview at your convenience. I can be reached at (xxx)-xxx-xxxx any time of normal working day, including weekends. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

_________________



See our template for making your own punchy cover letter
Fact: Google is more likely to hire you if your resume includes side projects. Explore company projects on MindSumo
Want to stay up to date with new challenges? Follow us on Instagram under @mindsumo!