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Sample cover letter for Internship position at rocket internet



I am writing in response to the recent vacancy notice for your company on the Oxford

University Careers Service website, and wish to apply for the post of Fundraising

Officer. As you will see from my CV, I am in my final year at Oxford University,

studying Mathematics. Whilst maths is a subject I enjoy, I wish to pursue my longstanding

interest in charities and voluntary work, now that I am approaching


I am keen to pursue my interest in working with disadvantaged young people, and to

make full use of my skills in motivating people to make a difference. Motiv-aid has

established its credentials working in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the

country, and the government funding recently awarded to the organisation is

recognition of the success of its philosophy. After my experience with Jacari, I am

attracted by the opportunity to help other young people and to develop my fundraising

skills in such an environment.

Motivating people to work with me towards a common, worthwhile goal is something

that I find hugely enjoyable and rewarding. As Marketing and Publicity Officer for

last year’s college ball, I was extremely pleased that we had more applicants for

tickets than ever before, and was particularly proud that the marketing pack I put

together to send out to potential sponsors played its part in attracting record levels of

sponsorship. One of the most rewarding aspects of being at Oxford has been the work

I have done with Jacari. During my time on the committee, the number of volunteers

involved with the project has increased by 50%, and I have enjoyed both the

challenge of raising the profile of the society and my work with the young people

themselves. One of the aspects of voluntary work that particularly appeals to me is the

spirit of teamwork that often accompanies it, and this has been apparent on the

working holidays I have been on with the National Trust and English Heritage.

I look forward to hearing from you, and would welcome the chance to discuss my

application with you at interview.

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