If you have been lucky enough to apply for a first job (even if it is an internship) at UN, it is best if you write your cover letter in a way that is most impressive.
You don’t think that is possible because you do not have experience? Wrong!
Writing a good cover letter has nothing to do with how experienced you are. Since internships are given to people who have no experience, it is not a criteria at all.
How you word your cover letter is what matters the most. Your cover letter should not be anything but boring or run of the mill. Even though you will be applying for a first job or internship, it is imperative that you tell the prospective employer that you are worth every cent and second that will be spent in hiring and training you. Since working at UN is considered a big deal (and it is), you must make sure that your candidature is painted in a rosy manner – through the cover letter.
The following cover letter sample that aims to obtain an internship with UN, should suffice in helping you create yours. Have a look!
UN Internship Cover Letter Sample
524 Ravine Street
Grenada, MS 54121
grace.kelly @ email . com
November 3, 2017
Mr. Howard Dole
Human Resource Manager
United Nations Development Project
655 Sunflower Road
Grenada, MS 40212
Dear Mr. Dole:
Excited at the news that UNDP is offering internship opportunities in its North office in Grenada, I would like to offer my services. I have been closely monitoring the development projects that your organization has been leading in the past few years, and nothing will be more exciting for me than to be able to contribute to one or more such projects.
Anticipating a position where I can be considered a factor in providing assistance in handling development project modules, and supporting strategies to ensure the success of these projects, I invite you to go through my resume. My latest experience was providing volunteer services to a development initiative led by Green Peace, where I came out shining due to my demonstrated ability to provide both clerical and administrative support to assigned project modules. My written communication skills are excellent, as I am sure you will be able to gauge once you have been through the reports (copies enclosed), which I have developed for Green Peace.
Additionally, I consider myself a great contender for an internship position at your organization, as I am well-versed with development work, and have religiously followed all work being done in this capacity, within the State of Missouri.
Positive that after meeting with me, you will also agree that I am the best person to hire as an intern at the UNDP office, I would like to meet with you in person soon. I will contact your office to set a date and time next week. Please feel free to call me if any further information that may help you process my application.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
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