Cover Letter Prospecting for A Position

Cover Letter Prospecting for A Position :

This letter should be typed in the official letter-head of the company.

The Company's Name

Door Number and Street's Name,
Area Name,
Postal Code : XXXXXX
Phone Number : 0000 - 123456789

TO :

The Receiver's Name,
Door Number and Street's Name,
Area Name,
Postal Code : XXXXXXX

Date :

Reference :

Dear _____________,

I learned about Goodworks in the process of researching nonprofits online. I have been seeking an organization whose mission matches my desire to help low-income clients with practical matters and emotional support, and was inspired by Goodworks’ range of services and successful track record. I am writing to see whether you would be interested in hiring an intern this summer.

I am a junior at UC Berkeley, pursuing my BA in Sociology and a Spanish Minor, and considering an eventual career in social work or nonprofit management. Since August, I have been conducting HIV test counseling sessions as a volunteer at the Berkeley Free Clinic. It has been rewarding working with people from diverse backgrounds, many of whom are struggling to meet basic life needs, and to use my Spanish speaking skills. I would love to apply and further develop my counseling skills while making a positive contribution at Goodworks.

I will be available to work up to 20 hours a week this coming summer and would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the possibility of interning there. I will follow up on this letter in a week to see if we can set up a time. Thank you very much for your attention.

Yours Sincerely,

(The Sender's Signature)

The Sender's Name

Enc. :

Keep the letter short and to the point. The reader is probably very busy, and the letter is just to get her attention. Be assertive in the closing.

Since you don’t have a mutual contact, you have to find another way to form a bond with the reader. Establish that you are interested specifically in this organization and explain why you are targeting them.

Cover Letter Prospecting for A Position