Sample Prospecting Letter

420 Leaf Avenue, #10
Los Angeles, CA 90013
March 5, 2001

Natalie Robertson
Women in Transition
21 N. Hill St. #150
Pasadena, CA 91106

Dear Ms. Robertson:

I researched your company’s profile on the Internet at Companies Online. I am writing because I am interested in an internship position with your company. I would like to serve as an intern at Women in Transition as a means to learn more about your organization and to expand my knowledge and experience in the area of counseling.

My education and background have given me exposure to many facets of social service and have provided me experience in working with people who have diverse needs. Further, the coursework and practicum experiences at Westmont required to complete the bachelor’s degree in psychology have given me a strong foundation of knowledge pertaining to working in a therapeutic environment. I have the ability to form positive relationships with others and enjoy supporting them in establishing and working towards their goals. I also have the capability to effectively engage in team activities.

My resume is enclosed for your consideration. I know how busy you must be, but I would appreciate a few minutes of your time to discuss an internship position at Women in Transition. I will call you during the coming week to discuss this opportunity. In the meantime, if you need to contact me, my number is (805) 555-5555 and my e-mail is jennnew@westmont.edu.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Newkirk