Prior to enrolling in graduate school, I worked for three years as the Director of Meeting Planning for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
This position provided me with the opportunity to collaborate with doctors, allied health professionals and patients in developing educational programs that raised awareness about PH with the goal of earlier diagnosis, better disease management and improved patient prognosis.
I believe that the combination of my academic and professional experiences has provided me with the organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills that will enable me to make a significant contribution to the Support Services and Patient Centered Care Department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Enclosed please find a copy of my resume, which provides additional information on my background and work experience.
On the other hand, a well-written cover letter conveys the following information: In your first paragraph, you need to be upfront and explain why you are contacting the employer.
If you don’t clearly specify that you are interested in the internship, they might assume you are just looking for information about the organization or that you are interested in a full-time position and when they realize you have no experience they will immediately ignore your application.
You need to identify their needs and use the letter to address the solutions you can offer them. For example, a poorly written letter transfers the following information: Have you noticed the repetition of the pronoun “I” in this example?
The applicant is talking about their wants and needs and why they need the employer to understand what the applicant is looking for and help them reach their personal goals.
Your internship cover letter should provide answers to all these questions, to help the hiring managers understand whether your resume matches the requirements of their internship program.
It gives them the opportunity to see how your skills, knowledge and education can benefit the company and how they can be incorporated into the internship and business in general.