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Sample cover letter for Internship position at United Nations



I am writing in response to the internship information posted on your organization’s webpage. Currently, I am a candidate at the University of Copenhagen, Institute of International Studies for a Master’s degree in International Environment Policy. Within this program I am focusing my studies on the sustainable development in developing countries. As such, I am very interested in the UNDP environmental and development work being conducted in developing countries in Asia.

I believe that my experiences and continuing education make me an excellent candidate for a summer internship with your office. I have gained professional experience in project

management, cross-cultural teamwork, and creative problem solving though diverse work experiences including an internet start-up, and an environmental program in Nepal.

In addition, through recent coursework in policy analysis and development theory, I have acquired additional skills such as stakeholder analysis, drafting policy memos and research design. I know these skills will make me a valuable asset to UNDP as an intern, providing the opportunity to gain further experience in development work.

Hopefully, my skills, experience, and knowledge will match your needs and expectations for interns. I am available from May-August, 200X. I have enclosed my CV and a writing sample [etc].

Please feel free to contact me via email or by telephone should you have any questions, or wish to discuss my application. Thank you in advance for your time.

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