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Sample cover letter for Internship position at The Economist

POSITION:

Analyst

Dear sir/madam,

I am writing to apply for the position of Research Analyst at The Economist Group. I recently completed a Master of Science degree in Economics from the ABC in the United Kingdom. During my time as a graduate student, I developed a particular interest in econometrics as well as international economics. To work as a research analyst at the Economist Group would provide an excellent opportunity for me to utilize my econometric and analytical skills.

Graduate courses at the ABC such as econometrics (advanced track) provided me with valuable tools for conducting in-depth research. I learnt how to gather relevant data for projects, check it's accuracy and make sure that it's clean before progressing to perform econometric analysis. My econometrics and dissertation projects are further evidence of my strong data handing ability. Through these projects I also learnt how to write clear and concise reports. Upon graduation, my interest in international economics led me to obtain an internship in the Trade Policy Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London where I worked on immigration and trade related data of the United Kingdom. Since then, I have been working as a research assistant for Prof. X of the Economics department at the ABC.

Further details regarding my key competencies are given in the CV I attach herewith. I would welcome the opportunity to explain more about the skills and experience I can bring to this position. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future regarding my application.

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