Here's a cover letter sample written by Anne, a college student who is applying for a high school counselor internship to fulfill one of the requirements for her Master's degree program. It is her hope that this internship will lead to a full-time position somewhere in the school district after she graduates.
To see the resume Anne sent with this cover letter, please see: Chronological Resume Sample: High School Counselor Internship.(A new window will open.)
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Anne's cover letter does not go into great detail but says all it needs to as an introduction to her attached resume. Here are a few things to note about this letter:
Since she is sending her cover letter and resume via email, Anne will use this letter in two ways:
- She will copy and paste the letter (starting with "Dear Director,") into the body of the email.
- She'll attach the whole cover letter as an MS Word document along with her resume to the email. That way, the employer can download the letter and resume so both can be included in Anne's human resources file.
Cover Letter Sample for School Counselor Internship
678 Riley Ave. #18 • Pittsford, NY 12345
(123) 555-5555 • [email protected]
November 5, 20xx
Director, Human Resources
Pittsford County School District
Pittsford, NY 12345
I would like to apply for the School Counselor Internship opening at John Wilson High School. As an experienced educational professional, I bring more than ten years of experience in the educational field. I possess a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and am currently pursuing my Master’s in Education.
My interpersonal and communication skills have proven useful in allowing me to quickly develop the type of rapport with students and colleagues that’s essential to being effective in this field. I am passionate about working with students, as well as designing and implementing school counseling programs that promote and enhance student success.
Thank you for your time and consideration in reviewing my attached resume. I would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss this internship with you.
Attached: Anne Wqazxc Resume for High School Counselor Internship
Dear Mr. Brubaker,
I am writing to apply for the Mental Health Counselor position with Morningside Youth Detention Center. I am a mental health professional with over twelve years of experience working with adolescents in various settings. In my current position as Mental Health Counselor with Starlight Group Homes I provide individual as well as group counseling to adolescent males between the ages of 12 and 19.
I am well versed in several counseling techniques and have a compassionate approachable demeanor. My counseling skills are above par and I am also organized with an attention to detail. Clients warm up to me quickly and I enjoy helping them to reach goals and learn new behaviors. I am confident that I would make an excellent addition to the staff at Morningside Youth Detention Center. I am an approachable compassionate and competent counselor.
I look forward to speaking with you regarding my qualifications as a Mental Health Counselor and welcome you to contact me by phone or email at your earliest convenience. Thank you so very much for your time and consideration.