Sample cover letter for Internship position at JP Morgan
Corporate Finance Analyst
Application for a 6-month traineeship at JP Morgan
I am currently pursuing my penultimate year studies at X, willing to graduate with a Master in Management, Chartered Finance Analyst Major in 2017, and I am looking for a 6-month long internship on September 2015 to start my gap year. My finance courses and my interactions with professionals confirmed my determination to have a very challenging and stimulating experience within a leading European investment bank, especially in your corporate finance team.
What attracts me to JP Morgan is the worldwide presence and diversity of the organization. I believe that the diversity of its employees and customers represents a great opportunity to be enriched by interacting with people from different backgrounds. An emphasis put on professional development through training and a culture that rewards creative and able individuals also distinguishes JP Morgan. The combination of the above creates an environment where a highly motivated individual can make a positive impact early on. Finally, company’s successful track record and rich heritage would undoubtedly make me feel proud as a “team member”.
Furthermore, the former work experience I obtained in X. the investment bank of X Group provided me with excellent analysis and synthesis skills. This experience represented a great opportunity to improve my knowledge in financial analysis with particular focus on mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets and debt capital markets. I developed the required sense of commitment to work in Finance as well as substantial qualities to work with others and under pressure.
I would like the opportunity to discuss with you any internship opportunities you might have. Thank you for your time in reviewing my resume and I look forward to hearing from you.
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Just like a trading floor
Want to work for J.P. Morgan when you graduate, but only have previous work experience as a waitress? It’s OK. One London student who’s achieved an internship on J.P. Morgan’s structuring desk this summer has explained how she spun her time delivering food and drink to demanding customers when she wrote her J.P. Morgan cover letter.
“My cover letter was on the skills I learned as a waitress,” she says in relation to an article on J.P. Morgan’s resume preferences. “Always be friendly to the client, listen carefully, remember all information and get every order right, handle money quickly and correctly, coordinate with your co-workers, develop a thick skin, work long hours and do the hard work behind the scenes.”
She argues that none of this is especially different to working on a trading floor. This may be so – J.P. Morgan certainly offered her a summer place. It probably helps too that as a waitress she was serving highly demanding VIPs and working on little sleep after waitressing through the night…
This approach is clearly better than that displayed in the infamous J.P. Morgan cover letter written by ‘Mark’, a mysterious student at NYU Stern, who applied to the bank in 2012. In it, he claimed to be able to, “bench double [his] body weight and do 35 pull ups,” whilst achieving a GPA of 3.93. It’s not clear whether he got a job as a result.