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Sample cover letter for Internship position at research lab

POSITION:

research intern

GOT THE JOB? Yes

Dear Professor [  ],

I am a senior at the [ ] majoring in [ ]. I have been very interested in your [ ] research since I took your class last year and I have also recently heard about some of the current projects in your lab from my friend. I am writing to ask if there are possible undergraduate research opportunities in your lab.

I was in your [ ] class last year and was very intrigued by [ ]. I also attended one of your talks in the [ ] department seminar that was about [recent paper]. I found it very interesting that [paper's finding/result ]. I am particularly interested in [current lab project].

I have had some previous experience working in research labs. For example, as a research intern at [ ], I worked on a [project detail]. Through my project, I not only learned techniques such as [lab skills]. I have also taken classes in [related coursework].

I have attached my resume and transcript for your review. I am very excited to learn more about your projects and how I will be able to participate and contribute. I would really appreciate an opportunity to meet with you to discuss further at your convenience.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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