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Summer Program Cover Letter

Sample cover letter for Internship position at summer school




I am very interested in applying for the Summer School “Mid-East” at the University of Turin because I am motivated to study the issues related to this area.

I am currently completing my undergraduate degree in “International Development and Cooperation Studies” in Turin which has provided me with a political science approach towards themes such as Islamism or migration. This year I had some courses such as “Sociology of Islam” that gave me an idea of the complexity related to the Arab Uprisings and I really would like to study in-depth these issues. In addition I am really concerned by topics related to borders and boundaries because I participated and I still participate in volunteer experiences in the field of migration. In particular through my volunteer experiences I had the occasion to meet and work with refugees or undocumented people mostly from Middle East. It would be an opportunity to understand better the dynamics of the Middle Eastern region and to create a link between theory and practice.

Furthermore I am currently writing my Bachelor thesis on the problems that the European Union faces concerning illegal migration into the EU.

Finally this Summer School would be very useful for my future in order to acquire adequate skills to work in international community. I can picture myself working in an international context, both in for example an International Organization or an NGO. The chance to participate in this Summer School would be fundamental to achieving this goal. 

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An internship cover letter doesn’t function like a typical cover letter. In fact, it has to work a lot harder. Chances are that if you’re applying for an internship, you may be lacking in “real” work experience. But that’s why you need an internship, right?

The internship cover letter should focus more on what you want to do, rather than what you’ve done. However, don’t be afraid to add previous work or extracurriculars that you think may not be relevant. For students just starting their careers, any experience is good experience.

Internship Cover Letter Tips

First, start by introducing yourself, and state the position for which you are applying.

Next, give background information on what you’re currently studying as well as your intentions toward a career in that particular field.

It also doesn’t hurt to mention something you’ve learned about the company during your research, such as future projects they plan to work on that you’d love to be involved in or recent changes that reflect the kind of company dynamic for which you hope to work.

Use a small paragraph to talk about what you hope to do with your major and career upon graduation, and discuss how an internship with that particular company can help you reach your goals. In the final paragraphs, you can showcase your previous work experience as well as your extracurricular activities and volunteer work.

Finally, close your internship cover letter by providing your contact information in addition to your desire to work and learn from the company through an internship opportunity.

Cover Letter Sample

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