Example Of Cover Letters For Internships In Public Health

Food Research and Action Center
Washington, D.C. 20009

Dear Summer Internship Coordinator:

I am writing to express my interest in the summer internship the position in the Child Nutrition Policy Analysis division at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). I am a first year Master’s student at the Yale School of Public Health concentrating in Social and Behavioral Sciences. My goal upon graduation is to work in the field of nutrition policy, and an internship at FRAC would allow me to build new skills and network with experts in the field.

Prior to entering Yale I worked at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity where I contributed to important research and advocacy efforts. One of the accomplishments I am most proud of was the development and coordination of a project examining the cost-effectiveness of non-food and food fundraisers in Connecticut schools. In addition, I supported the New Haven Food Policy Council by researching, creating informational and strategic documents, and drafting a food policy for the City of New Haven.

Through coursework at Yale I have been immersed in policy evaluation and analysis.  For example, as part of a recent practicum experience I collaborated with the New Haven School Wellness Committee to evaluate the implementation of school wellness policies. I was introduced to the rigor and methods of evaluation and was fortunate to be invited to present my project at the most recent annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. Additionally, I completed a policy analysis exploring Food and Drug Administration reform legislation currently circulating in Congress.

I am passionate about food policy issues and would love the opportunity to contribute to the important work at FRAC as a summer intern. Thank you for considering my application.

Sincerely,

Lana Hawkins-Cohen
MPH Candidate

Dear Hiring Manager,

In May 2016 I will graduate from the Yale University School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health degree and a concentration in Health Policy. I am applying for an Associate position at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), with a preference for the New York office. My training in analytics, leadership skills, and experiences in collaborating with senior leaders in a consulting role at HealthPro Consulting provide me with a foundation for blending well into BCG’s case teams. I first learned of The Boston Consulting Group when I heard Boston office director Meg Brandt’s inspirational talk at the Harvard Healthcare Conference in January 2013. 

This past summer I worked in the Health and Productivity practice at HealthPro Consulting where I gained essential analytic, strategy, and process-thinking skills. One highlight of my experience was to review over one hundred medical records for employees under medical management at a large hospital based client, and derive potential trends that the client could use in their program design strategy. I produced analytics to support my initial findings that there were significant gaps in management for multiple costly and preventable disease states. I presented my results to our company chairman and worked directly with him to develop program design strategies that our client will implement.  Since it is a relatively new practice, I also championed an internal project that documented and streamlined all processes involved in a new client engagement. This project required me to work closely with key actors at each stage of the project lifecycle, allowing me to document and analyze their processes. This document is now used in new employee training and as a practice reference guide for all new engagements.

My interdisciplinary academic background has provided me with a broad set of skills that are extremely applicable to consulting. Through graduate coursework in health economics and management including Cost Effectiveness &Decision Making, Global Health Economics and Negotiations, I havegained insightful perspectives on solving difficult health care questions.

The Boston Consulting Group has stood out to me because of its strong sense of a team culture and wonderful opportunities it provides for personal growth and development.  I believe that my education and experience will enable me to make significant contributions not only to BCG , but more importantly, to the clients you serve. Thank you for your time and consideration, I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Clifford P. Angel

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