Sample Email Cover Letter for a College Summer Internship at a Children's Day Camp
Subject Line: Assistant Youth Coordinator Position
Dear Ms. Pearson,
I am interested in the Assistant Youth Coordinator position, as listed on the Sagamore College Career Link. I am a rising sophomore at Sagamore College studying English and Psychology with a Spanish minor. I have extensive experience working with children in both an academic and recreational environment, so I would be eager to contribute my skills to the Boston Children’s Summer Camp Learning Enrichment Program.
Most recently, I was involved with the Sagamore College Afterschool program where I tutored urban youth in the Language Arts and Sciences. Working with underserved children through this program was certainly an enriching experience, and I would love to continue this type of work this summer with Boston Children’s Summer Camp Learning Enrichment Program.
I also have experience as a nanny for two elementary-school aged children. My primary responsibilities included tutoring and homework help, as well as developing arts & crafts activities and educational games. During the summer, I planned daily outings and scheduled activities, entertaining the kids throughout the day. I did similar work as a summer volunteer at Sagamore Child Care Center, where I played with children, implemented indoor activities, and chaperoned field trips. Consequently, I developed a strong sense of patience and a keen awareness for interacting with children, two skills that pertain to this position.
In addition to tutoring children academically, I also have coached children’s ski lessons and taught horseback riding lessons and barn safety to kids. Through both experiences, I have developed an understanding of different learning styles and a realization of how important it is to make learning fun!
Last but not least, my prior internship has lent me solid organization skills as well as strong communication abilities. This fall, I interned at BostonEquality, a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving equality for the LGBT community. As an electoral intern, I was responsible for finding and organizing information on election issues, in addition to coordinating and organizing volunteer schedules. I also interacted directly with both voters and politicians, and consequently I am comfortable working with a variety of people in diverse environments.
The Assistant Youth Coordinator position sounds like a wonderful opportunity that I am eager to be involved in! I absolutely love working with children, and also have a passion for tutoring, too, so it’s certainly a job I would be very excited to have. Thank you so much for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
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