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Cover Letter Sample

Denise Lewis
1123 Colorado St., Santa Fe Springs, CA 900670
(714) 555-2323

May 09, 2014

Ms. Brenda Couch, Recruiter
6550 Katella Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630

Dear Ms. Couch:

This letter is in response to the public relations internship position recently posted on California State University, Fullerton's Titan Connection jobs database. As a senior, double majoring in Sociology and Public Relations, I offer strong research and writing skills, as well as knowledge of persuasive communication and professional PR practices.

All of my life I have had a passion for the fashion industry and have always looked for ways to immerse myself in environments that mirror a competitive and fast- paced industry. An internship with VANS will allow me to combine my career interests with the knowledge and skills acquired through my academics and a previous internship with Gonzo Communications, a boutique PR agency. My experience with a small public relations firm taught me how to apply the basics of public relations in the "real world", such as writing press releases and media alerts, but more importantly it gave me a chance to develop industry knowledge to apply in a larger, more multi-faceted company such as VANS.

Sociology coursework has supplemented my critical thinking skills and my understanding of persuasive communication, as well as strengthening the writing skills that my PR coursework has provided. While being a full time student, I have accumulated over five years experience as a server that has prepared me to work in a high-volume and fast-paced environment. Working as a server has equipped me with exceptional customer service skills and the ability to be flexible and adaptable. Flexibility, adaptability, and strong follow through are key strengths that will enable me to be successful as a public relations intern with VANS.

With a previous internship in public relations, dual major coursework and additional key strengths, my qualifications are well aligned with your public relations internship position. My schedule is flexible and I welcome an interview to further discuss how my skills and abilities closely match your internship position. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Denise Lewis