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Sample cover letter for Internship position at honours programme



Dear members of the selection committee,

My name is XXXXX. I am a first year bachelor student in XXXXX. Through this letter I would like to express my interest in the Honours Programme starting in September 2014.

I graduated High School after completing my economics & society profile. After graduating high school I decided to travel abroad. During my travels I managed to visit various countries in Asia, USA and Europe. In the USA I enrolled in Cambridge Advanced Courses and in Spain I studied Spanish. Traveling took me out of my comfort zone and exposed me to new experiences. This helped me understand different countries, cultures and values. Learning from other cultures is something I consider an important aspect of life. My travels also gave me the opportunity to improve my foreign language skills. As you can see I always like to do the best of my ability.

I have my heart set on accomplishing my goals and I am willing to run all the way. So far I have thoroughly enjoying my first year of XXXX. In this first year I have improved my academic (communication) skills. Up until now I have passed al my courses with a grade average of 7.9. I feel the academic area of XXXXX is interesting but I am keen on gaining a broader perspective. I therefore would like to acquire more knowledge and skills beyond the realm of XXXXX.

The Honours Programme would provide me with the opportunity to further develop my competencies, to improve my presentation skills, to write, talk and think in English, to represent myself correctly, to expand my knowledge and to meet interesting people in a unique intellectual environment. I am a thoughtful, committed and hardworking person with an array of experiences in the world. This is why I think I am a good candidate for the Honours Programme.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I eagerly await news of your decision.

Yours sincerely,

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