Global Drug Safety Internship Inquiry
12 March 2016
55 T.W. Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 14186
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Dear Dr. Saunders:
I am writing to you in regards to an open summer associate position in your global drug safety department and want to convey my excitement at the opportunity of joining United Therapeutics. As an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience on the pre-med track, I am very eager to broaden my knowledge of the medical disciplines and explore the field of healthcare. I found your job listing to be most closely related to my pharmaceutical interests and offered the best introductory experience to the professional industry. Prior experience in art and research has fortified my skills necessary to succeed in such a collaborative work environment as well as commit to responsibilities with great focus.
While working in Dr. Sara Algoe’s emotional and social relations research lab, I had to adhere to strict standards when coding participant behavior. After coding hundreds of videos, I have gained a better understanding of the importance of patience and attention to detail when analyzing data. These precise evaluation skills will prove especially advantageous when assisting in acute review of human safety and global distribution operating procedures.
My 8-year background in the performing arts also contributes to my affinity for teamwork and creative outlook. In addition, I am able to employ my fluency in several languages to better communicate with others who more clearly express themselves in a language other than English. Such international communication is critical in reviewing complaints and complimentary to the “global” aspect of the drug safety department. Raised in a multicultural household, I have also learned to approach problems with an open mind and consider various perspectives. While offering a creative mindset to the global drug safety team, working at United Therapeutics would grant me a new perspective on medical professions and their global applications.
I want to ensure you that I am self-motivated with a genuine passion for medicine and believe this opportunity to assist with drug safety review will enhance my academic growth in addition to being an impactful contributor to your team.
Undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
515 Paul Hardin Drive, Rm# 332
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Red Cross Internship Cover Letter
March 5th, 2016
National Red Cross
American Red Cross National Headquarters
2025 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Dear Selection Committee,
My interest in the medical field and my previous involvement with the Red Cross serving as a blood donor has incited me to seek a non-paid internship position with your organization. Some of the internships I am interested in (from the list on your website) are Disaster Services Mass Care, Disaster Services Operations, Service to the Armed Forces Service Delivery Unit, Service to the Armed Forces Policy and Program Development Unity, and Service to the Armed Forces Youth in Military Medical Facilities.
My skills and experience will significantly help the Red Cross to achieve their mission. I am currently looking to be admitted to the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing to ultimately become a Registered Nurse. I have also earned a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship and achieved rank of Eagle Scout along with my CPR certification. I believe that the courses associated with the admittance to the school of Nursing are very relevant to any medical related internship spots. My involvement in the ROTC program and my experience as a Boy Scout have given me valuable skills to help critically think, analyze, and very importantly lead. Moreover, I have had valuable customer service experience in various restaurants that will help me in any kind of position that involves interpersonal communication and will help to improve relations with anyone involved with the Red Cross. Overall, I believe my experiences and skills will ultimately help me to solve problems for your organization. Some other skills and experience that might be relevant to your internship include:
- Familiarization with first aid
- Great organizational skills
- Enjoyment in working in a team
I believe that any Red Cross internship opportunities would also be very advantageous for my future aspirations. As stated before, I am working to become a registered Nurse and also possibly become a Nurse Practitioner or even a Nurse Anesthetist. Holding any of these kinds of internships would provide many benefits, but the primary ones would be:
- Gaining valuable medical related experience
- Gaining experience working in a team and solving problems
- Acquiring knowledge of the way the Red Cross runs its operations.
Overall, I believe the internship opportunities the Red Cross offers would both be advantageous to achieving my personal future goals and also for the advancement of the Red Cross because of my experience and skills. The Red Cross is an extraordinary organization that I would love to be a part of. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.
American Red Cross Internship Candidate
450 Ehringhaus Drive, Room #541
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514