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Cover Letter Procedures

Below are some tips to help you when writing your cover letter.

Your letter of interest or cover letter is a key component in achieving a meaningful internship experience:

  • It provides an opportunity to elaborate upon details that are usually just listed in a resume.
  • It demonstrates written communication skills and style.
  • It allows a more in-depth discussion of career goals, personal interests, academic accomplishments, community involvement, etc.
  • It assists County managers in matching applicants with internship opportunities that complement individual career and academic goals.

When preparing your letter of interest or cover letter, consider the following options:

  • Click here to check out the County’s website to gain insight into the structure and operations of County government.
  • Keep the letter’s content and format professional as you demonstrate your individual writing style and introduce yourself to the reader.
  • Discuss career and academic goals and personal interests.
  • Share your expectations of the internship experience, including what you’d like to accomplish; what issues/projects/assignments are of particular interest; and what skills, knowledge and expertise you hope to gain.