Jane M. Doe
221B Baker Street, Springfield, VA 22150
Granted, this letter has been around for a while. I've blacked out some of the info but you get the gist. You
may have to tailor fit from scratch when you apply to some firms. Just be honest, really ponder on what
you're capable of so far and highlight that. Don't just copy and paste your letter every time and check
your spelling before you send!
Good luck finding your accounting internship -- HappyAccountants.com
December 25, 2007
Human Resources Department
Prospective Employer, Inc.
Dear Tom Sawyer: don't presume to know the gender of the recipient so just use first and last name
Introduce yourself. Mention your degree and why you'd like to join them.
My passion for playing with numbers and understanding the story behind them rather than just counting
them has inspired me to pursue an internship in assurance services, particularly with your firm's health
care clientele. I have been able to practice fundraising and monitoring financial activities on a smaller
scale during my term as National President of the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of
Accountants (NFJPIA), the national organization of accountancy students. I believe I am ready for a much
higher level of financial analysis and control as I have completed my degree in BS Accountancy from
Name of University with a 3.xx GPA.
Now share how your past learnings from class projects or part-time work will help you contribute to their
My experience in designing activities for the constituency of the organizations I have served has honed
my skill in tapping into what would be beneficial for others, i.e. the clients. As with my experience with my
organization, which was in distress at the time I came in, it is important to understand the issues to be
able to address them. My team and I were able to turn around its financial position to a positive net worth.
Your institution has an excellent reputation for always striving to be one step ahead amids