Sample Cover Letter for Internship Application
XXX Hospital, Eating Disorder Program
City, WI 53xxx
Dear Contact Person:
I am writing in regard to express my interest in a practicum placement at the XXX Psychiatric
Hospital Eating Disorder Program. This position is of great interest to me because my
professional goal is to work with adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders.
I am currently a first year graduate student working on my master’s degree in community
counseling with an emphasis on child and adolescent counseling at Marquette University in the
department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Some strengths of mine include being a
hard-working and self-motivated individual. These qualities are not only reflected in my grade
point average and other academic achievements, but also in the successful completion of an
internship working with at-risk children and adolescents at a women’s shelter.
I am eager to learn about and utilize empirically supported treatments for eating disorders, which
is a practice that is central to your program. Furthermore, including a patient’s family in the
treatment process and providing that patient with the necessary skills to achieve lifelong change
is something that is important to both your program and myself. Therefore, I believe my skills,
experiences, and interests combined with my psychological academic background make me an
ideal candidate for this practicum position.
Enclosed is a current copy of my resume. If you have any questions regarding how my skills,
experiences, and interests fit with your program, please call me at XXX. I may also be reached
through E-mail at XXX. Thank you for considering me for this position and I look forward to
hearing from you soon.
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