Summer Job Email Cover Letter Example

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The following is an example of a cover letter sent to apply for a summer job. Also see below for an example of a cover letter for a summer research assistant position, more cover letter samples, and tips for emailing a cover letter and resume.

Summer Job Email Cover Letter 

Subject Line of Email Message: Student Assistant Position - Your Name

To the Campus Office,

I am interested in the student assistant position that you have advertised for this summer at Campus Office.

I have office experience from my current job as an assistant in the Math Department.

Over the past 6 months, my duties have included basic office duties and working with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to assist in preparing department class presentations.

My great work ethic, attention to detail, and my respect for confidentiality will make me a great candidate for your student assistant position.

I have attached my resume for your consideration.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Your Name
Home Phone
Cell Phone

Summer Research Assistant Cover Letter

Subject Line of Email Message: Summer Research Assistant - Your Name

Email Message:

Dear Ms. LastName,

I am interested in applying for the research assistant summer position that was listed on Monster.

I have laboratory experience in biology, chemistry, and geology, both in the field and in a research setting. In the lab, I have performed chemical reactions and I am currently using microscopes to observe many specimens.

In environmental field studies, I have conducted outdoor labs to assess water chemistry.

I believe that I would be an asset to your program. This position would provide me with the ideal opportunity to assist at your organization and to expand my research skills.

I hope to schedule an interview at a mutually convenient time.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Thank you for your consideration.


FirstName LastName
123 Any Street
Anytown, CT 11112
Cell: 555-124-1245

How to Send an Email Cover Letter
If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message. Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation.

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