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Cover Letter

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Your name
Mailing address
City, state, and zip
Telephone number(s)
Email address

Today’s date

Your addressee’s name
Professional title
Organization name
Mailing address
City, state and zip

Dear Mr. (or Ms.) last name,

Start your letter with a grabber—a statement that establishes a connection with your reader, a probing question, or a quotable quote. Briefly say what job you are applying for.

The mid-section of your letter should be one or two short paragraphs that make relevant points about your qualifications. You should not summarize your resume! You may incorporate a column or bullet point format here.

Your last paragraph should initiate action by explaining what you will do next (e.g., call the employer) or instigate the reader to contact you to set up an interview. Close by saying “thank you.”

Sincerely yours,

Your handwritten signature

Your name (typed)

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Internship Referrals

Parent Council Members, Parents, Trustees, Alumni, Staff, and other friends of Eckerd College, if you have an internship you want us to pursue and share with Eckerd students and alumni please complete our Internship Referral Form. Career Services will follow-up with you or the contact you designate on the form to confirm the opportunity details.

NOTE: If you are the Employer offering the internship, please register and enter your opportunity on Triton Track.