Sample Email Cover Letter for a College Summer Internship at a Children's Day Camp
Subject Line: Editorial Assistant Position
12 Linden St.
Boston, MA 02215
March 17, 2011
Cambridge Editorial, Inc.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am interested in applying for the summer editorial position at Cambridge Editorial, Inc. As an English and Journalism double major and at The College of Greater Boston, I have strong literary skills and completed by freshman year with a 3.9 GPA and Dean’s List Standing. Coupled with my passion for writing, I also have sharp analytical abilities and well-developed communication skills. In addition to my academic background, I have real-life experience that pertains to the internship.
This winter, I was an intern at the Central Massachusetts Newspaper and Magazine Publishing House. One of my primary responsibilities was reviewing and editing reader submissions regarding Boston restaurants, music venues, and cultural events for various newspapers and magazines in the New England area. Additionally, I performed comprehensive research on Boston restaurants and was responsible for coherently organizing the information I found. I also independently obtained, edited, and presented diner reviews, sharpening my communication skills as well as my organizational and editorial abilities.
In addition, I am a Senior Editor for my college newspaper and have also volunteered on the Review Committee that accepts and edits students’ submissions of commentaries, editorials, and both fiction and non-fiction work. In addition, I pioneered the development of a university-sponsored online blog site that publishes student reviews of local restaurants, bars, clubs, and activities in the city, and am responsible for the reviewing and editing of these submissions. I am eager to apply these skills to a position at Cambridge Editorial, Inc.
Thank you very much for your consideration! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via e-mail or by phone. I look forward to hearing from you.
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