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Sample cover letter for Internship position at University


Research intern

Dear Professor x,

My name is _______ and I am currently a sophomore at the University XXX, majoring in __________.

I have been working on a project which is based on such and such topics and aims at doing so and so. In the duration of this project I have become highly interested in aspects of ABCDEFGHI, JKLMNOPQ . Therefore I was motivated to approach you to diversify my understanding of the topics.

It would indeed be a unique experience working/ researching on the topic ‘something’ as an intern student under you as it will help me understand various topics of other fields as well. Your work on thesis XX topic was indeed interesting.

I would also like to tell you that currently I rank *dash* among 1234 students with an X grade. Apart from studying ………,……….,……… and ………… I am also currently undergoing courses on :::::::::,::::,::::: and :: which I will complete by ABC 2XXX.

I shall be very grateful if you could spare some of your precious time to consider my application for a research position/internship during the period of ____.

I eagerly look forward to your reply.


Department of XYZ

University of XXX

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