BA 2196: Writing Assignment 2: Applying for a prestigious internship Background and writing prompt Assume you are writing a cover letter for a prestigious internship position. To apply, you must send a formal, professional cover letter. The Business W riter’s Handbook (p. 39) refers to this application letter as “essentially a sales letter in which you market your skills, abilities, and knowledge.” You must write this letter to demonstrate your interest in, knowledge of, and suitability for a position in your chosen field. HELPFUL BACKGROUND: You can find helpful information in the 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Bureau of Labor Statistics ’ website ( www.bls.gov/oco ). Search the site to find the position you have chosen or are interested in pursuing. Find the closest match to this occupation (e.g., “ A ccountants and Auditors”). Print out and read the profile carefully, especially the sections on Nature of the Work , and Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
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