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Sample cover letter for Internship position at UNHCR


protection unit


To whom it may concern,

I am .......... and I would like to apply for the internship at UNHCR office, protection unit (legal section).

My strong interest in immigration, human rights and their protection was one of the major reasons why I chose to study international relations with focus on immigration law and human rights. During my studies I gained valuable experience in this field by working for several entity. During my last year of University, and after an internship at the Immigration Office of Verbania (Italy), I started to work as a project coordinator for the integration of immigrants (project funded by the EU and the Italian Ministry of the Interior) and now I work as legal advisor for a law firm and, in the meantime, I conduct a research about the demand and the supply of services for immigrants in the province of Verbania.

My studies and my work experiences improved my ability to cope with many different tasks and provided me with various skills. As a project coordinator I have successfully implemented several projects involving a high level of coordination and networking as well as intensive communication with foreign and domestic partners.

From November 2015 to April 2015 I will attend the high school education for legal professionals specialized in international protection by ASGI in Rome. The school allows me to work at the same time, because it will be held two Fridays and two Saturdays per month.

During my previous experiences, I was appreciated for my ability to work independently as well as in a team. I am a dedicated worker, a quick learner and I am very eager to prove and improve myself in a working environment. I would be ecstatic to receive this opportunity. Why should you hire me? I am an excellent candidate for this vacancy as it closely matches my skills and experience. I’m determined, with a great will to prove myself and work at the best of my abilities.

Thanking you in advance for your time and for considering my application, I offer my best regards.

October 5, 2015

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