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Cover letters express your interest and fit for the position you are applying to.  The process of constructing a targeted, thoughtful cover letter may feel time consuming, however the payoff is often well worth it.

Cover letters are usually 3-4 paragraphs in length, and should accomplish the following:

  • Capture the recruiter’s attention and help differentiate you from other candidates
  • Identify the job title for which you want to be considered
  • Indicate how you learned about the position (e.g., UNC, LinkedIn, MAC Program, employee referral, organization website, professional association)
  • Highlight 1-3 qualifications that are related to the internship or job
  • Demonstrate a sincere interest in a particular employer and position

When emailing a cover letter use it as the body of the email or attach it as a PDF document.

Resources and Guides:

Click here to download our Cover Letter Overview and Tips document.

Click here to download Cover Letter examples.

Click here to download a Cover Letter template from the KF BCC.