Cover Letter Template
Cover Letter Content
A cover letter is most effective when it is individually word-processed and tailored to the
particular internship industry you are seeking. As you may be addressing a host of different
internship companies, you may begin your cover letter To Whom it May Concern. Do not
mention Global Experiences, but rather the letter should be directed toward a general
company or organization in your preferred internship field.
1. The Introduction
This first paragraph states why you are writing, names the type of position, and you should
also explain briefly why your background makes you the best candidate for the position.
Keep this paragraph short. It must attract enough attention to cause the reader to want to
read the rest of your letter and your resume.
2. The Body
The main body of your letter, which may be one or two paragraphs long, should detail what
you could contribute to the company and how your qualifications could benefit the firm.
Keep in mind that your resume is general enough to use with many employers and that the
cover letter links that resume (and you) to a specific industry or employer. The body of your
letter should elaborate on your interests and experience. You should be careful not to
reiterate everything that is on the resume; however, you might mention a few key aspects of
your background and provide more detail about them than is contained in the resume.
Support what you have mentioned on the resume to show why you should be considered for
the position. Refer your reader to the resume and any other enclosures.
3. The Closing Paragraph
Thank the person reading your letter for their time and mention that you look forward to
hearing from them. It is good to include your contact information in this section.
Cover Letter Form
The cover letter is a business letter, and should be written in business letter style. The
examples on the following pages show the style of a typical business letter. The spacing and