Below are some tips to help you when writing your cover letter.
Your letter of interest or cover letter is a key component in achieving a meaningful internship experience:
It provides an opportunity to elaborate upon details that are usually just listed in a resume.
It demonstrates written communication skills and style.
It allows a more in-depth discussion of career goals, personal interests, academic accomplishments, community involvement, etc.
It assists County managers in matching applicants with internship opportunities that complement individual career and academic goals.
When preparing your letter of interest or cover letter, consider the following options:
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Keep the letter’s content and format professional as you demonstrate your individual writing style and introduce yourself to the reader.
Discuss career and academic goals and personal interests.
Share your expectations of the internship experience, including what you’d like to accomplish; what issues/projects/assignments are of particular interest; and what skills, knowledge and expertise you hope to gain.
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