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Sample cover letter for Internship position at United Nations


Communications Intern


Dear Sir/Madam.

It is with great enthusiasm that I submit my application for the ______ position at the United Nations. Pursuing a career in the communications industry, I thrive in situations where passion and pressure coexist. With a flair for creativity, a strong sense of accountability, and unmatched analytical skills, I believe I can be a strong candidate for this position. 

I am currently honing my skills in consumer research, strategic branding and digital marketing in the Communications Practice Program at Columbia University. With the help of research database such as Mintel and Simmons Oneview, this semester I am conducting a market research (both qualitative and quantitative) for Yahoo. By writing focus group questionnaire, designing surveys and analyzing results, I am able to get an overview of the brand's competitive advantages and the current challenges in the Internet service market. Prior to my study, I have worked relentlessly to liaise with a cross spectrum of clients in Edelman. In particular, I conducted market research, created presentations and drafted news releases to strategize campaigns. As an active user of social media networks, I developed compelling content and optimized digital reach by 200+ percent for Abbott's Similac milk power campaign. Monitoring media coverage and updating crisis management profiles for pharmaceutical companies also sharpened my proficiency in data analysis.

Being analytical as I am articulate, I spare no effort to leverage the quality of messages being delivered to multiple media channels. During my internship at the advertising agency Deep Focus, I successfully generated a potential list of 100+ key media outlets with whom to engage, including news wires, lifestyle magazines, and TV stations. Working closely with both the Account Services and the Creative Department, I made inquires about Burberry's product information and helped the brand launch its flagship store on Tmall (an e-commerce market owned by Alibaba Group). Additionally, my attention to detail was highlighted during my internship at SAP, where I organized workshops and maintained database to support the Recruiting Department. Within two months, I drafted various job descriptions and recruited 30+ qualified candidates. My experience as the PR Director of Chinese Student and Scholars Association also demonstrates my solid interpersonal skills and my ability to interface with individuals at all levels.

As a passionate and curious individual, there is nothing I enjoy more than the arduous process of raising concepts to reality and producing effective communications. And I believe I can be a worthy contributor to the Umoja Communications team, and work for this revolutionary project to optimize business solutions, facilitate collaborations, streamline communications, and maximize work efficiency. I would appreciate the chance to discuss my qualification with you. Please reach me at (814) 854-2273 or Thank you for your time and consideration.


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