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Sample cover letter for Internship position at University of Melbourne


Research Associate

Dear  Proff. YYY,

I am XXXX, a 3rd Year Undergraduate pursuing B.S. in Chemistry at ZZZZ which is also a partner university of the University of Melbourne.I am currently in my pre-final year and my long-term goal is to carry out independent research in academia in the field of Biochemistry where my interests lie in the use of field of molecular biology for therapeutic purposes. I am looking for an opportunity to gain some quality research experience in your lab for a period of 10 weeks in summers

I have studied about the work going in your lab to study the SWI/SNF class of chromatin remodelling factors by the use of Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model system which can be helpful in understanding the genetic basis of some diseases in higher eukaryotic organisms.

I have been fascinated by the world of genes and DNA from the first day I was introduced to it in my 10th grade in school and my interest in the field has grown even more after going into details of it in the courses ‘Introduction to Biology’ and ‘Biotechnology and its Applications’ in my college where I was exposed to the immense potential and beauty of this field and I also performed well academically in these courses. This has motivated me to explore research in this field.

I would love to work under your guidance to gain some quality research experience in the field before applying to a graduation school. I am a hardworking and sincere student with a good academic record throughout my life(details in the CV) and I assure you if you would provide me an opportunity to work under your guidance I would work with all my dedication to ensure that you are not disappointed.Please find my CV on the link ....

Thank You.

Regards ,


Pre-Final Year Undergraduate

Department of Chemistry

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