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Sample cover letter for Internship position at United Nations
I am writing to apply for the position of XXX, which I recently found posted on your organization’s website. I am confident that my education and professional expertise are a match for the requirements of the position. [l1] , I believe that my passion for working in multicultural environments and empowering marginalized and at-risk populations aligns closely with XXX
In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies, I also possess a Master’s degree in Globalization and Development Studies, for which I completed substantial field-based research in the Philippines. As part of this research project, I conducted both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis following Typhoon Haiyan, which required more than XX field-based interviews with people affected by the typhoon on the Visayan Islands. This experience equipped me with the cultural sensitivity, flexibility and professionalism to work successfully with people from many different backgrounds and experiences. Moreover, this experience allowed me to hone my interpersonal and intercultural communication skills as well as my ability to gather and analyze data, all of which I would be able utilize in this role with XXX as well.
Beyond the coursework I completed and the experience I gained during my Master’s program, I have numerous practical and administrative skills that would equip me to make substantial contributions to XXX. As both a Corporate Travel Consultant for Lynott Tours, Inc. and Administrative Assistant for Complete Chiropractic Rehabilitation, I utilized these skills in the completion of logistical and administrative tasks. I am highly computer literate and able to fully utilize the Microsoft Office suite of programs as well as a variety of data analysis programs.
I am confident that my logistical and administrative experience, research and data analysis skills, and proven ability to work successfully in multicultural environments more than enable me to fulfill all of the tasks associated with this role. I hope to have the opportunity to discuss my qualifications with you further at your convenience. Thank you for your time and consideration.
[l1]This sentence should be customized depending on the organization just to show that you are at least a little familiar with their mission/vision. I was not sure what the organization (IPA?) here was, so I could not add this sentence, but if you look on their website and just include a brief sentence recognizing their mission and that your own personal goals align with that mission, it would be good to include here.
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