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Dear Recruiting Manager,
I’m thrilled to see that Edelman is offering a public relations internships for recent graduates and would like to express my interest in joining the New York office this winter. Currently, I’m a senior at xxxxxx xxxxxxx and will be graduating in December with latin honors and a plethora of relevant industry experience to my name. If you’re seeking an experienced, cool-headed, team-player with a creative outlook on PR to join your intern team, then you should review my attached resume.
As you will note, I already have solid career experience and have been fortunate enough to interface with some key players in technology and consumer advertising. As an account coordinator at xxxxx x xxxxxxxxx and a marketing manager for xxxxxxx; I had the opportunity to interface with individuals on all levels and gained hands-on training working closely with companies like B-Reel, Google, Sephora, HarperCollins and many more. The relevant skills I have honed include:
Contributing to brainstorming sessions with account executives and CEO
Monitoring for coverage of clients and competitors
Drafting and distributing media pitches
Writing, editing and distributing press releases
Business development research
Developing, compiling, and editing large media lists using list-building tools
Ghostwriting bylined articles for clients
Securing speaking events for clients and supervisors
I’m positive I will be a great addition to Edelman, and am exciting to discuss my capabilities in more detail. I am available for an interview at your convenience and would appreciate the chance to meet with you and explore the opportunities for someone like me at Edelman.
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