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I have noticed on your company website that you are seeking dynamic individuals who can
adapt quickly to new working environments. I believe that my background would make me well
suited to a position in (name of company).
I am majoring in International Affairs at The American University of Paris. Working at (name of
organization) would allow me to continue developing my business skills in a large international
As my resume indicates, I have been developing my accounting skills through summer jobs in
the ________ Hotel in (location), and my interpersonal skills as part-time receptionist in the
Admissions office of The American University of Paris. In my recent position as assistant in
(name of company) in Paris, one of my responsibilities was translating business correspondence
from French and Spanish into English.
Third paragraph
In the closing paragraph, bring the focus back to the employer and why you believe there is a
good fit between you and the position you are applying for. Then make reference to your
availability for a personal interview and how you can be reached. For instance, you may state
that on a certain date you will be in the city where the company is located and would be
interested in scheduling an interview if possible. You can mention that you look forward to
hearing from them.
Sample sentences:
I believe that my profile and aspirations make me a good match for a dynamic, global corporation
such as XXXX. I am available for full-time work from June 1 to August 31. I can be reached by
email (.....) or by phone (.....).
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your
Given my international background, experience in fashion sales, and strong language skills, I am
confident that I would make an excellent addition to your marketing team. I am available to visit
(location) for an interview at my own expense. I would appreciate the chance to meet with you to
discuss what I could bring to your company.
XXX is of particular interest to me because of its innovative approach and strong international
presence. I would very much like to schedule an interview to discuss my qualifications for the
position in more detail. I can be contacted at …
XXX’s position as a global leader in enterprise search and management solutions makes it of
particular appeal to me, combining my strong interest in business and information technology. I
would be happy to discuss my experience and training in a meeting with you with a view towards
a potential internship. If I may provide you with additional information, please contact me at ...
Sample letter
On the following page you will find a sample letter which takes a different approach, but still
includes the basic parts of the letter as outlined above.


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