Summer Job Email Cover Letter Examples

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The following is an example of a cover letter sent by a student applying for a summer student assistant position, followed by a cover letter submitted by a job applicant seeking a summer research assistant position. Both are submitted by email.

Summer Job Email Cover Letter 

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

To the Campus Office,

I am very interested in the student assistant position at Campus Office that you advertised on the XYZ job posting website.

For the past two years, I have been employed as an assistant in the Math Department at XYZ where I performed various office duties. In my current position, I report directly to the department head. 

My duties in the Math Department include such basic office tasks as working with Microsoft Word, researching and preparing PowerPoint presentations, preparing Excel spreadsheet programs for math professors, and assisting in the preparation of various department class presentations.

I feel that I have a sound work ethic and have worked in some capacity ever since my junior year in High School when I worked in the mail room at a local newspaper. I am highly responsible, I pay close attention to details, and I understand the need for confidentiality. All of these attributes contribute to making me an ideal candidate for your student assistant position.

I have attached my resume for your consideration and would appreciate the opportunity of an interview to present my qualifications in more detail.

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

Dear Mr. or Ms. Last Name,

I am interested in the research assistant summer position that was posted on this past Monday.

As you will see from my resume, I have laboratory experience in biology, chemistry, and geology, both in the field and in research settings. My lab work includes performing chemical reactions and I am currently using microscopes to observe multiple and diverse specimens. My environmental field studies include conducting outdoor laboratory assessments of water chemistry, an area I am keenly interested in.

Because I have both field and lab experience I believe I would be an asset to your program. Additionally, the position would provide me with the ideal opportunity to expand my research skills.

I hope to schedule an interview with you at a mutually convenient time. I look forward to speaking with you, and in the meantime, I have attached my resume.

Thank you for your consideration.


Your Name
Home PhoneCell

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. Always start your email message with a proper salutation.

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