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Sample Art Internship Cover Letter

Sample Cover Letter for an Internship in the Arts


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Samantha R. Gray
54 East Connecticut Avenue
Ocean City, NJ, 08226
(Home) (302) 333-5555
(Cell) (313) 444-6666

March 10, 20XX

Ms. Cindy Smith
Director of Arts Education
Children’s Museum of the Arts
2002 Lafayette Street
New York, NY, 20202

Dear Ms. Smith:

It is with great interest and enthusiasm that I am applying for the arts education internship advertised in Sunday’s New York Times. This position is exactly what I am looking for and an ideal opportunity for me to use my knowledge, educational background, and experience.

My arts education at Pratt Institute has helped me develop a firm foundation in the arts. The courses I have completed at Pratt, along with my study abroad curriculum in Paris, has prepared me well for a position in arts education. I have always enjoyed a passion for the arts but my undergraduate education has taken my interest to a whole new level. I not only enjoy doing art but I find myself even more enthusiastic when I have the opportunity to teach what I have learned.

For the past two summers I have worked directly with children at CityArts and the Guggenheim. These experiences were amazing since my responsibilities included planning and directing major projects that were planned for the summer programming that goes on each year for local children interested in the arts. I was given a concept at the beginning of each summer and I had complete control on how the projects were to be completed. The children were the creative force and often were the inspiration for the artwork that was ultimately presented to the public.

I am very excited about the summer opportunity with the Children’s Museum of the Arts since I know that I can definitely make a positive contribution while doing what I love, teaching art to children. I will contact you in one week to discuss my candidacy and see if you have any questions about my education or experience. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Samantha R. Gray

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