Biology Internship Cover Letter Sample

If you would rather bird watch in knee-deep muddy water than write a cover letter, you’re in the right place. While an internship centered on nature walks and sustainability programs sounds exciting, you need a cover letter to get you there. Take a look at the sample below to get started.

Jordan Marsh
123 Biology Blvd.
Tampa, FL 12345
(888) 888-8888

[Application Date]

Mrs. Donna Smith
Biology Department
Wetlands Nonprofit
St. Petersburg, FL 56789

When I discovered the biology internship with Wetlands Nonprofit on, I was excited by the opportunity to complement my coursework with practical experience. As a junior majoring in Biology at University College, I am passionate about life science and have a particular interest in marine biology and aquatic plants. My relevant academics, campus involvement, and volunteer work have prepared me well for this position.

  • Relevant academics. I have completed the following courses: Biology and Conservation of Fish, Data Science for Biologists, Marine Ecology Processes, and Fish and Wildlife Toxicology.
  • Campus involvement. As a member of University College’s Biology Club, I have experience handling animals, maintaining lab exhibits, and sharing science information with others.
  • Volunteer work. Each semester, I volunteer with the Middle School Science Bowl as a scientific rules judge. I mentor middle school teams and clarify information as necessary.

I am excited by the chance to contribute to your organization and am prepared to engage in continuous learning. I enjoy sharing my passion for biology and would be thrilled to lead educational marsh walks, manage the crabbing program, and coordinate kayak tours.

My enclosed resume expands on my relevant academics, campus involvement, and volunteer work. As I prepare for a career in biology, I am eager to gain a more detailed understanding of the field and would be excited to join your team. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Jordan Marsh

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