Sample cover letter for Internship position at Procter and Gamble
Dear P&G Talent Supply Team,
I am writing to express my interest in the Brand Management internship opportunity with Procter & Gamble for the summer of 2015. I am a highly motivated penultimate-year student at the University of Glasgow and eager to integrate what I have learnt to assist P&G in meeting its goals.
I am very interested in strategic marketing and had been working on a number of academic marketing research projects through which I developed insight of consumer buyer behaviour and current marketing trends. I am familiar with the company’s strong corporate reputation and its current market position which make me intrigued to learn more about its marketing strategy from P&G professionals. I believe that the knowledge I have acquired throughout my studies at Glasgow University as well as my ambition to learn and my motivation to succeed make me a suitable candidate for an internship.
I am confident that my personal traits such as being proactive in addition to my ability to cope with a heavy workload will also prove beneficial at Procter and Gamble.
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