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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Shell

POSITION:

Drilling Engineer

London, 22/10/2014

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am writing to apply for the Supervisor-in-Training Internship (Alaska) recently advertised on your website. Due to the outstanding reputation of Shell and the excellent training it offers, it is my top choice of employment.

I believe that my qualifications are a suitable match for this post. I hold an MEng in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (GPA 2.97). I also graduated with an MSc in Management from Cass Business School. Both degrees had a strong mathematics component covering the requirements of this post.

I have a great passion for the E&P sector, something which has driven me to embark on a distance-learning MSc in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in order to enhance my knowledge in this specialization. I am fully confident that this is my sector of choice.

I find Drilling Engineering particularly interesting due to its challenging nature, plus its global importance to the energy industry. Your firm particularly interests me it is involved in a wide range of projects including harsh environments and extreme conditions such as in Alaska.

I have already acquired substantial professional experience in the Construction Management Industry. This valuable experience exposed me to the professional world of engineering and managing a team of workers. It enabled me to develop a range of transferable skills: geotechnical investigation, site management, project scheduling and planning, tracking costs and managing budgets. Moreover, it highlighted the importance of safety and adherence to HSSE regulations. I consider myself to be a strong team player with excellent communication and organizational skills.

I am confident that I meet the linguistic requirements of the job as I completed my postgraduate studies in the UK, something which also demonstrates my flexibility and adaptability to life overseas. I have also recently acquired my level B2 Spanish certificate and believe I have a strong aptitude for languages. I am also legally authorized to work in the US on a full time basis.

I am fully aware of the physical demands of such a post and pride myself on my physical fitness, regularly working out by running, climbing and boxing. My period of military service has trained me to be disciplined, to work to a demanding schedule of shifts, to relocate and to live in close proximity with others.

I am excited about the opportunity of this post and it offers the exact challenge that I am looking for. Given the opportunity to join this internship I will use it to my full advantage in order to prove that I can be a long-term asset to your firm. I promise to offer my utmost commitment and enthusiasm in order to then progress to the 3-year training programme.

I do hope after reviewing my CV you will consider me for the position.

Yours faithfully,



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