Cover letters, if written effectively, will give the hiring manager a better understanding of your skills and experience.A well-written letter can give the hiring manager a convincing reason to respond to you and can ever tip the scale in your favor if another candidate failed to write a good cover letter.
If you participated in an internship abroad, include this in your Experience section.
When including service-learning/volunteer programs abroad on your resume, you may choose to put this in your section.
So, with only one page to make your point, it is important that you get it right; you need to prove that you are the ideal candidate.
Obviously, this means, you should always include a cover letter in your application unless you are explicitly told not to by the company.
I believe that the combination of my academic and professional experiences has provided me with the organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills that will enable me to make a significant contribution to the Support Services and Patient Centered Care Department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Enclosed please find a copy of my resume, which provides additional information on my background and work experience.
Your internship cover letter should provide answers to all these questions, to help the hiring managers understand whether your resume matches the requirements of their internship program.
It gives them the opportunity to see how your skills, knowledge and education can benefit the company and how they can be incorporated into the internship and business in general.
Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Selling Your Experience: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Personal Statements Including your education abroad experience in your resume, cover letters, and personal statements introduces that experience to prospective employers and graduate schools.