If you’ve applied for pretty much anything in your life, you’re probably familiar with the two basic components of an application: the resume and the cover letter. Internships.com even has a cover letter writer … so should you send one off to employers when you apply on Internships.com? And how?
The answer is yes, of course. Your cover letter is what goes in the “personal introduction” box above your resume. We just have another name for it.
Because you’re applying online, you don’t need to worry about all the letterhead formatting and address information along the top. If you’ve already put together your cover letter in a word processor like Microsoft Word, just copy over the main body — starting with the salutation (“Dear Mrs. Jackson …”) and ending with the closing salutation (“Best Regards, Robert Hamburger”).
If you used the cover letter tool in your Internships.com dashboard, the process should be easier because your text won’t be marred by any special formatting. Just select the saved cover letter you want to use for this application from your list, and copy over the main body from inside the box.
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