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The Cover Letter - Sample Letter 7

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Application letter (Internship) (Block style)

xxx Spruce Drive
Fitchburg, MA xxxxx

May 2, 1999

Ms. XXXXXX XXXX, Acting Director
Office of Cultural Advancement 
Smithsonian Institution 
xxx Maryland Ave., S.E., Suite xxxx
Washington, D.C. xxxxx

Dear Ms. XXXX,

I am writing to you to apply for a summer internship that will utilize my skills in research, leadership and management. I feel that a Special Programs Coordinator position at the Smithsonian would give me an opportunity to continue developing the research skills I have acquired at Fitchburg State University, and that while learning, I could also contribute in a creative, independent manner.

Currently, I am a rising senior at Fitchburg State University and I am majoring in History and minoring in Economics. I am also the president of the Black Student Union (BSU) and am responsible for a $4000-plus budget to implement programs to benefit the campus community. In addition to the BSU, I am currently employed at the Intercultural Resource Center, the mission of which is to recruit and retain students of color. I have helped with organizing cultural events for the campus and with informing prospective students of the Center's facilities. I feel that this experience, as well as the rest of my experience described briefly on the enclosed resume, will help me with working at the Smithsonian.

I am very interested in the challenges and opportunities that this internship has to offer and I feel confident of the skills that I have to contribute. I will call your office next Tuesday to discuss the possibility of meeting with you at your convenience. Thank you for your time and consideration.



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