Sample Cover Letter for an MBA Internship

February 1, 2007

Samantha Johnson, Recruiting Manager
Smith Consulting
666 Avenue of the Americas, 13th Floor
New York, NY

Dear Ms. Johnson,

I am a first-year MBA student at State Business School. I was very impressed with and intrigued by Smith Consulting's approach to management consulting after attending the presentation that your firm made at my school earlier this spring. I also learned more about your firm by talking with Tom Williams and several other summer interns. My discussions with them about their internship experiences confirmed my interest in Smith Consulting, and I am now writing to request an invitation to interview with you for a summer associate consulting position.

After graduating from Northern College with a degree in accounting, I worked as an associate in the Finance department of Ford, the well-known automotive manufacturer. In this position, I gained solid analytical and problem solving skills. I fine-tuned my communication and consensus building skills, as I often needed to present and market my work to middle and upper-level management. I also was responsible for identifying and resolving financial reporting issues, as well as generating innovative methods to improve our processes. Finally, during my last year of employment, I took on a team leadership role, managing the daily work of five junior team members and taking an active role in our training for new hires.

I am excited by the strong potential fit I see with Smith Consulting. I feel that the analytical, leadership and teamwork abilities gained through my corporate and academic experience have provided me with the tools and skills necessary to perform effectively in a consulting career, and will allow me to make a significant contribution at your firm. I am particularly intrigued by the shareholder value focus of Smith Consulting's methodology, since it fits well with my experience in finance.

I have enclosed my resume for your review. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you when you recruit at SBS for summer internships later this month, and I would truly value the opportunity to be included on your invitational list.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hear from you soon.

Lauren MacArthur
314 Broadway, Apt. 15
New York, NY 10007