Sample cover letter for Internship position at Edelman
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123 E. 53 Street
New York, NY
I am interested in applying for the Edelman Public Relations, New York Summer Internship Program. I am currently a junior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Writing Seminars, where I am on the Dean’s List for academic achievement.
For the past two summers, I have interned at a non-profit social and public advocacy group called CommunityED, which focuses on arts education and political literacy. Because of the small size of the organization, I had the opportunity to work closely with the Executive Director and Project Manager, and was entrusted with considerable responsibility with regard to confidential contracts and celebrity information. I am very comfortable working under deadlines with the need for perfection. Events must go off smoothly and press releases must be sent out without a single error; this urgency for exceptional work is something that I welcome. The skill sets I developed at CommunityED would be easily transferable to an agency such as Edelman.
Academically, I have been able to enhance my communication skills by constantly writing and editing many different types of papers. The most important skill in my academic work is the ability to write concisely. For a Writing Seminars major, another necessity is the ability to multitask and switch gears seamlessly. As an intern at Edelman, I could apply my ability to write effectively to convey information in exciting ways.
I became interested in an internship at Edelman while researching different New York-based public relations firms. Because your organization is a leader in the industry, I see no better place to gain an understanding of the field. I have a broad interest within the field of Public Relations and since Edelman holds positions in all of them, this internship will provide me the opportunity to see which areas would best fit my strengths.
Thank you for considering my application for the New York Summer Internship Program. Please contact me with any questions, or if there is any additional information I can provide.
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Mr. Oren Davidson
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Dear Mr. Davidson,
I am writing to express my interest in the summer internship position within the Support Services and Patient Centered Care Department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. I am currently a first year student at the Yale School of Public Health concentrating in Health Management. As part of my program, I have completed core public health courses as well as Accounting, Sourcing and Managing Funds, and Operations at the Yale School of Management.
My goal upon graduation next spring is to secure a fellowship in hospital administration. I believe that a summer internship at New York-Presbyterian will be invaluable in helping me develop a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics that drive the financing and delivery of care in a large academic medical center.
Prior to enrolling in graduate school, I worked for three years as the Director of Meeting Planning for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. This position provided me with the opportunity to collaborate with doctors, allied health professionals and patients in developing educational programs that raised awareness about PH with the goal of earlier diagnosis, better disease management and improved patient prognosis. My experience in aligning the motivations of various stakeholders and executing projects in high-stress situations has helped me to foster a strong skill set that will translate well in a hospital operations role. I am eager to apply the lessons I’ve learned in project management to improving clinical quality and the patient experience within the hospital delivery system.
I believe that the combination of my academic and professional experiences has provided me with the organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills that will enable me to make a significant contribution to the Support Services and Patient Centered Care Department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Enclosed please find a copy of my resume, which provides additional information on my background and work experience. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.