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Madison Craford
Georgetown University • Box 00001 • WashingtonDC 20057
mac555@georgetown.edu
202.123.4567
April 19, 2014
Mr. Christopher Branin
Editor
The Washington Post
1150 15th Street NW
WashingtonDC 20071
Dear Mr. Branin:
It was a pleasure to meet you at the Georgetown Career Fair last fall. As I mentioned during our conversation, I was ecstatic to find the internship in Public Relations on the Washington Post website. I grew up with The Washington Post delivered daily to my home in southern Maryland and have incorporated both online and printed versions into my daily routine. Please find my résumé enclosed, which details my qualifications for the position. I am confident that my research experience, strong writing ability, and administrative skills will benefit the Post this summer.

As a legal intern for Calvert County State’s Attorney, I used a variety of databases to conduct and organize legal research for our staff. I devised a new way to track legal developments that is still used in the office today. My ability to sift through and condense large amounts of data will be an asset to your office. I also have developed particularly strong writing skills during my time at Georgetown, having written several policy analysis papers for my government courses. Outside the classroom, my position as writer and editor for The Georgetown Times has allowed me to contribute weekly articles and help other staff members with their pieces. I am eager to employ my research and writing skills in a public relations context, and believe that my experience producing informative pieces and meeting deadlines will serve your office well.

My experience in professional settings has prepared me for the variety of administrative duties for which I would be responsible as a PR Intern. I dealt with confidential case files in a State’s Attorney’s Office, and performed a variety of administrative and customer service tasks in many settings. I am confident that my supervisors will attest to the quality of my work, my conscientiousness, and professional demeanor.

I will give you a call during the week of February 21 to confirm that you have received my application. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (202) 123-4567 or mac555@georgetown.edu. I look forward to talking further with you to discuss my qualifications.
 
Sincerely,
Madison Crawford