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Best Cover Letter Samples For Internships In Michigan

Your cover letter should include 3-4 paragraphs with the following information:

First Paragraph

The main purpose of the first paragraph is to introduce yourself and tell why you are writing. You want to grab the employer’s attention: why you are interested in this position and/or why this organization. Use your community: if someone has referred you to the organization (a current employee, friend, family member) include his or her name in the first sentence.

Second/Third Paragraph

Tell the employer your story: describe your qualifications for the type of position you seek using specific examples from academic, work, volunteer, and/or co-curricular experiences. Connect your accomplishments, skills and knowledge directly to the type of position, organization and/or field. Avoid repeating facts outlined on your resume by focusing on key concepts.

Final Paragraph

Summarize or give a final statement of interest/qualifications. Thank the employer for his/her time and consideration. Plan to follow up with the employer with a phone call or email.

Your Resume

Your Resume

Hear what recruiters are looking for when thy receive your resume.

You want your résumé to be a strong and effective summary of your education, skills, and experience. 

"No Selling, Just Telling"

Include detailed evidence of..

  • Hands-on experience — technical and problem-solving skills: internship, co-op, enterprise, research, projects
  • Communication skills — teamwork, campus involvement, writing, and presentation skills
  • Leadership — co-curricular - on and off campus
  • Work ethic — jobs or co-curricular involvement - on and off campus

Provide numerous and specific details of how you've already thought and acted like an engineer, accountant, technical writer, psychologist, data analysis, chemist, anthropologist, biologist, forester, or physicist.

Make a Strong Visual Impact

  • Consistent formatting with balanced symmetry and spacing
  • Bold, defined topic headings and categories
  • Clean, sans-serif font: Arial, Calibri, Helvetica, or Tahoma
  • Font size no smaller than 11
  • Concise bullets with as few characters as possible 

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