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Consulting Cover Letter Internship In Public Health

Mr. Oren Davidson
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Dear Mr. Davidson,

I am writing to express my interest in the summer internship position within the Support Services and Patient Centered Care Department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. I am currently a first year student at the Yale School of Public Health concentrating in Health Management. As part of my program, I have completed core public health courses as well as Accounting, Sourcing and Managing Funds, and Operations at the Yale School of Management.

My goal upon graduation next spring is to secure a fellowship in hospital administration. I believe that a summer internship at New York-Presbyterian will be invaluable in helping me develop a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics that drive the financing and delivery of care in a large academic medical center.

Prior to enrolling in graduate school, I worked for three years as the Director of Meeting Planning for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. This position provided me with the opportunity to collaborate with doctors, allied health professionals and patients in developing educational programs that raised awareness about PH with the goal of earlier diagnosis, better disease management and improved patient prognosis. My experience in aligning the motivations of various stakeholders and executing projects in high-stress situations has helped me to foster a strong skill set that will translate well in a hospital operations role. I am eager to apply the lessons I’ve learned in project management to improving clinical quality and the patient experience within the hospital delivery system. 

I believe that the combination of my academic and professional experiences has provided me with the organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills that will enable me to make a significant contribution to the Support Services and Patient Centered Care Department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Enclosed please find a copy of my resume, which provides additional information on my background and work experience. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Beth Gerardi

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