Cover Letter Example For A High School Student (2020)

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Cover Letter Example

[Tim Durant]
[Number Street Name]
[City, ZIP Code]
[Phone Number]
[E-mail Address]

[Date, Year] (Jun 4, 2020)

[Ben Taylor]
[Hiring Manager]
[Company X]
[Number Street Name]
[City, ZIP Code]

RE: Application Marketing Internship Position

Dear Mr. Taylor,

I am writing to express my interest in the marketing internship program as advertised on [] at [Company X]. My academic and career ambitions align with the stated objectives, and I am convinced that my personal attributes and expertise can add value to your summer campaigns. Therefore, I would like to apply for the marketing internship position.

To shortly introduce myself, my name is [Name] and I am currently a senior at Woodbridge High School. As an eager high school student, I gained interest in digital marketing by supervising the Yearbook Club campaigns. Between the buzz of exams, I noticed the sharp, witty and bold advertisements of [Company X]. I admire your perseverance to promote eccentric content about [Subject]. Therefore, I want you to consider this application for the marketing internship position.

I am a highly motivated high school student with proven academic results, including a GPA of 3.80 and participation in extracurricular activities. My teachers have commended me for my participation and dedication to the school community. These efforts allowed me to develop my personal attributes:

Organisational skills: during my managerial role at the yearbook club, I had to supervise the content coverage and story features. Other related organisational activities involved: maintaining the budget and yearbook sales campaign.
Communication skills: experience of working in a team, contacting prospective advertisers and setting up sales contracts allowed me to develop my communication skills.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my potential contribution to [Company X’s] summer campaigns. For your convenience, I have attached my application materials including the resume and references. Please let me know if you need any additional information. You can reach me via [Email address] or directly contact me at [Phone number]. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Tim Durant

How To Write A Cover Letter For A High School Student?

Writing Tips For High School Students

  1. Use the business letter format. That means you need to align left or justify text and make the text single spaced except for the double spaces between paragraphs. Divide your cover letter into four or five paragraphs and keep a word count of around 300 to 400 words. Furthermore, use the appropriate font and font size: ‘Times New Roman’, ‘Arial’ or ‘Calibri’ with a 10 to 12 point size for easy reading.
  2. Find out the hiring manager’s name and address your letter directly to the reader. Include a formal salutation like: ‘Dear Mr. Taylor,’ or ‘Greetings Mr. Taylor,’ and try to avoid generic salutations like: ‘Dear Sir or Madam,’ ‘Dear Hiring Manager,’ and especially not: ‘To whom it may concern,’.
  3. The main body text should highlight your qualities, characteristics and enthusiasm for this specific position. If you have any major attributes, try to relate these to the job requirements and provide context. So, what examples do you have that demonstrate your capabilities?
  4. Avoid too many ‘I’ statements. Remember, it’s not about you but what you can offer to the employer. You need to show that you know how to make a positive contribution to their organization. For example, tell the reader about your ambitions to develop your professional skills or contribute to their campaigns.
  5. Proofread your cover letter and check your spelling and grammar with the Word spelling check. Also, double check the sender and receiver information before submission.

Cover Letter Example High School