I, (Your Name), currently in my first year at (XYZ) College, would like to apply for a 6 month internship for a post in the marketing department of your reputed company.
I am currently pursuing my Masters in Marketing and at our college, we understand the importance of gaining practical knowledge which will complement the textbook knowledge and help a student gain a wider perspective of the subjects.
During this course I have found that I am decently skilled in the art of persuasion, as my teachers and my former employer of 5 years will rightly testify. I've had a knack of getting my point across very well, communicating with people, understanding their needs and providing them with a value proposition which is truly hard to refuse. My skills lie in my ability to comprehensively read and understand the situation and act quickly and yet smartly.
But of what use is a raw skill, unless it is sharpened? Therefore, I decided to enroll myself in the prestigious XYZ College to help me understand more about the subject I truly adore, to help me understand the mind of the consumer better and to learn some soft skills which have proven to be effective over many years.
Laden with textbook knowledge, I wish to implement the skills that I have learned, in the real world. What better way to prove that I have truly been benefited by this education, and what better place to start, than a company as reputed as yours?
So an internship with you, is something I look forward to very keenly.
I have enclosed my resume and cover letter as well.
Here is the letter.
The purpose of this letter is not only to describe my educational and professional background, but also to focus your attention on how motivated I am to start Master of Science program in Clinical Research Administration offered by the . I strongly believe that both my educational background and four years experience in the clinical research field make me a very good candidate for the program.
I was graduated from () in April 2004 with Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Two months after the graduation I joined Clinical Research training program offered by . During this training I got familiar with GCPs (Good Clinical Practices), obtained essential knowledge about clinical research field and its key players: Sponsor, CRO (Clinical Research Organization), CRA (Clinical Research Associate)/Monitor, PI (Principal Investigator), CRC (Clinical Research Coordinator), etc.
In 2004 my career in clinical research has began. Endpoint Research Ltd offered me one year contract as Clinical Research Associate I. My contract with Endpoint Research was extended once, so I spent two years with this company. During these two years I learned a lot about clinical research. I developed strong communication and leadership skills. During these two years I have realized that clinical research is a field that I want to work in for the rest of my life. With Endpoint Research Ltd I received a profound experience in a study site initiation, monitoring and close-out. I managed and visited study sites to ensure site compliance with a protocol and regulatory obligations. I learned how to document observations in reports and letters in a timely manner using approved business-writing standards. I became a professional in all aspects of the clinical research monitoring: source document verification, validation of CRF entries, query resolution, investigational product accountability, reconciliation and collection of the investigational product, study site evaluation and selection, Serious Adverse Events (SAE) report and documentation.
In August 2006 I signed a 6 months contract as Clinical Research Quality Manager with the small SMO (Site Management Organization) called Trial Management Group Inc. My role was to review and update company’s SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). I also developed training methods for PIs and CRCs and...