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Georgetown University, Box 00001, Washington, DC 20057
Madison Crawford
October 7, 2015
Mr.  Christopher Branin
The Washington Post
1150 15th Street NW
WashingtonDC 20071
Dear Mr. Branin:
I was thrilled to learn of your Newsroom Internship Program on the Washington Post website. As an aspiring reporter with a focus on social justice, I appreciate not only the high quality of your reporting, but also your organization’s focus on giving back to the D.C. community at large. I am confident that my research experience, strong writing ability, and creativity will allow me to thrive in the internship program at 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. My ability to sift through and condense large amounts of data in a fast-paced environment will be an asset to your office. I also 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 Hoya 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 professional newsroom, and believe that my experience producing informative pieces and meeting deadlines will serve your office well.

My experience working as a server at the Tombs allowed me to enhance my creative problem solving skills. In my role as a server I developed a system to manage reservations, which was adopted to reduce customer wait time during peak hours. I also honed creative communication skills by balancing customer requests with availability of resources. I am confident I can apply my creativity to identify local stories of interest and assist your staff with information requests.

Please find my resume attached, which details my qualifications for the position. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I look forward to discussing my qualifications with you personally. Thank you for your time and consideration.
With best regards,
Madison Crawford

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