Wanda Smith - City College of New York by chenmeixiu


									       (An example for a graduate student applying for an internship position)
Wanda Smith
202 Fifth Ave.
Apartment 1010
New York, New York 10008
212 226-2616

March 4th, 2008
                                              Start with a statement of the job for which
Mr. Jose Orlando                              you are applying and your current status.
Director of Intern Selection
Office of Urban Planning
130 Clutter Street
New York, New York 10008

Dear Mr. Orlando:
Please consider me as an applicant for the position of summer intern in the Office of Urban    describe
Planning. Currently, I am a second-year student in City College’s Master’s Degree Program      your
in Public Administration. I expect to graduate next fall with a cumulative GPA of 3.9. I       education
have taken many courses relevant to New York City and to urban planning, including Urban       and how it
                                                                                               relates to the
Issues in New York, Urban Development in Modern America, and Policy Analysis for               job for
Planning and Development.                                                                      which you
                                                                                               are applying.
In addition, I have been an active participant in many organizations that attempt to improve
the quality of life in local communities, including Habitat for Humanity and Concord House
in the Bronx. I would appreciate the opportunity to continue my community work through
summer employment at your agency                                                               Finally,
                                                                                               describe how
                                                                                               your work
I have attached my résumé for your consideration. Thank you very much for the opportunity.     experience
                                                                                               and other
Sincerely,                                                                                     activities
                                                                                               relate to the
Wanda Smith
 (An example for an undergraduate scholarship winner applying for an internship position)

Hailing Lee
80 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228
(718) 256-9999

December 1, 2999

Kathy McGinis
Deputy Executive Director                                Start with a statement of the job for which
National Disability Rights Network                       you are applying and your current status.
900 Second Street NW, Suite 2                            Indicate you are an RH, Kheel, or Weston
Washington, DC 20002                                     Scholarship winner.

Dear Ms. McGinis,

I am writing to apply for a summer internship position in the Public Policy Department of the National
Disability Rights Network. I am newly enrolled student at City College, majoring in history. I was
                                                                                                                This example
recently awarded a Kheel Scholarship, which will support my service as an intern.
                                                                                                                includes a
                                                                                                                statement of why
I am seeking this internship because I wish to attain a greater understanding of policy related to disability   the student wants
rights as well as the policy-making process in general. I am inspired by NDRN’s goal of creating a society      to work for the
that affords people with disabilities equal opportunities and allows them to participate more fully in all      organization. Not
aspects of life. I would like to learn more about and contribute to the pursuit of these concerns by            a bad choice if
providing research and/or administrative support to your office.                                                you have a
                                                                                                                genuine and a
I have a great deal of course work and experience relevant to the position. Currently I am taking courses in    long-standing
                                                                                                                interest in the
social justice and diversity. My internship last summer at Lincoln Bank of New York gave me the chance
                                                                                                                subject or work.
to develop the ability to perform administrative tasks quickly and efficiently while learning to collaborate
effectively with others in an office environment. It also allowed me to sharpen my communication,
computer, data-collection, and research skills. Furthermore, my work as a copy editor for my college
newspaper has helped me to strengthen my writing skills. Finally, I am highly motivated, always willing to
learn, and can work efficiently on my own as well as on a team.
                                                                                                                This example
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.                        concludes with a
                                                                                                                statement of how
Sincerely,                                                                                                      course work and
                                                                                                                other experience
Hailing Lee                                                                                                     relates to the
                                                                                                                position, or
                                                                                                                helped the student
                                                                                                                develop skills and
                                                                                                                abilities useful in
                                                                                                                the workplace.
               (An example for a student applying for an internship position)

Mike Clinton-Braddock
Mersson Street, #465
New York, New York 10002
212 999-9999

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Bitty Bungalow Bosworth
Director                                                                                        It is important
                                                                                                to indicate if
Community Environmental Coalition
                                                                                                you have been
10 East 28th Street                                                                             referred to the
New York, NY 11999                                                                              organization.

Dear Ms. Bosworth:

Please consider me as an applicant for the summer position of legislative assistant/team
leader (Position A43) as advertised on your website. Professor Brenda Anderson                    How course
recommended that I apply, and has spoken to you about my candidacy.                               work relates.

I am a third-year Master’s Degree candidate in Public Administration at City College here in
New York, where my GPA is 3.0. I have completed the following classes that I believe are
relevant to the position: The Legislative Process in New York City, Financing Local
Government, and Environmental Policy Issues.
                                                                                                   How work
My extracurricular activities demonstrate both my commitment to community and my                   and other
leadership skills. I am head of my school’s recycling program, and I was a math tutor in our       experience
peer-tutoring program for three years. As an undergraduate, I was the captain of my senior         relates or
bowling league. Other activities helped refine my communications skills and taught me the          has
importance of attention to detail. For the past two semesters, I served as file clerk for the      skills
Social Sciences Department, which, among other things, required extensive interaction with         relevant to
department directors, students, and college administrators.                                        the work
Work with your organization would combine my interests in community service, the policy
process, and environmental issues, and I am very excited about the possibility.

Thank you for your consideration.


Mike Clinton-Braddock
(An example for a student applying for one of the Rangel Center’s internship or scholarship

Freedom Kentworth
45 East 125th Street
New York, New York, 10023

March 16, 2009

Selection Committee
Ann S. Kheel Scholars Program in Community Service
City College of New York

Dear Selection Committee:

Please consider me as a candidate for a Kheel Scholarship. I am currently a sophomore
education major, with a GPA of 3.1.

I have volunteer experience that I believe demonstrates my commitment to public service
and public policy. Over the past two years, I have been tutoring fifth-grade students in
math at the Howard Benchmark School in Queens. The scholarship would make it much
easier for me to continue my work at the school at the same time that I am working
towards my BA at City College. Through my tutoring, I have become increasingly aware
of the special challenges faced by inner city schools. The experience has deepened my
long-standing interest in education and a career in elementary school administration. The
experience has also taught me important lessons and skills that will make me a good
representative of the Kheel program if I am selected. Among other things, I have learned
the importance of organization, teamwork, good communication, and meeting deadlines.
I have also participated in a number of summer workshops for aspiring urban educators.

I believe my course work also demonstrates by commitment to public affairs and
community involvement. I have taken courses in urban issues, the history of New York
City, and inner city education policy. In each of those I earned a grade of A.

I would also like to draw the selection committee’s attention to some other relevant
qualifications. I am fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. I was also VP of my high-
school student government, which I believe demonstrates my potential for leadership.

Thank you for your consideration.


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