Cover letter for an internal position (5 samples)


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Page last updated: 2/11/2022

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for an internal position”

How to write a cover letter for an internal position

When applying for an internal position, you need a well-written cover letter; it showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing the cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • Showcase how your current job makes you the perfect candidate for the position.
  • List the achievement and impacts you have accomplished while working for the company.
  • Include a trusted referral. A reputable coworker or manager will increase the chances of you getting hired.
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for an internal position”

“Dear Mr. Fields,

At the recommendation of Angie Flores, Education Director, I would like to submit my application for the Membership Specialist position. I have had the pleasure of working under Angie’s leadership for three years as an Education Program Coordinator. She is a strong believer in my ability to develop creative solutions that support the educational goals of our members. I’m excited about the prospect of working with you to create an incredible membership experience at Company ABC.

Throughout my career here, I’ve grown from performing data entry—with a 98% accuracy rate—to reorganizing our continuing education event schedule, which increased member engagement 25% over a 3-month period. I have truly enjoyed developing meaningful relationships with our members while providing quality experiences that enhance their continued learning journey. I’m looking forward to improving Company ABC’s member experiences while surpassing membership target goals, improving retention rates and re-engaging inactive members.

I’m driven to turn innovative ideas into realities, and I am always looking to build on current processes and discover strategies for improvement. In this new position, I would leverage the relationships I already have with our members to rapidly grow membership and promote our organization.

I appreciate your consideration, and I look forward to learning how I can continue contributing to Company ABC’s success.


Samantha Neil”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for an internal position”

“Dear Ms. Silverton,

Delighted at the prospect of growing my career with Company ABC, I’m writing to apply for the open Administrative Assistant position. The opportunity to join your team two years ago as a Receptionist gave me the chance to work with a highly talented team in an exciting industry. I look forward to reaching new milestones in the upcoming years.

During my time at Company ABC, I have been able to connect with our clients as a trusted resource and learn how to best meet their needs. In my current role, I’ve introduced an improved system to process client contracts—eliminating misplaced contracts and transaction errors. I’ve also learned to expertly navigate our client management system. I can proficiently transition between a range of tasks, demonstrating my ability to prioritize and coordinate critical, time-sensitive responsibilities.

I’m passionate about improving processes to boosting efficiencies, client satisfaction ratings, and brand reputation. I would love the opportunity to take advantage of my training and expertise to create added value for Company ABC. I am grateful for your consideration and will be happy to discuss the opportunity in further detail.


Anika Batra”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for an internal position”

“Hannah Lee

123 Main Way | New York, NY 11110 | 555-555-5555 |

July 1, 2019

Pat Smith

ABC Business

123 Business Pkwy

New York, NY 11101

Dear Ms. Smith,

I am writing to apply formally for the Assistant Sales Manager position in the Sales and Marketing department. I was excited to learn about this newly created role, as I am eager to apply my leadership skills and extensive experience to a management role within the company.

When I joined ABC Business three years ago as an Account Coordinator, I brought five years of experience in the sales field. Since then, I have gained experience managing sales teams and devising strategies, even leading my current team to exceed our quarterly goal by 15%. My initiatives have also increased team-wide efficiency by 10%, further adding to increased revenue for the sales department.

In my three years in this Account Coordinator position, I have developed strong communication, problem-solving and management skills. I believe these skills, combined with my past experience and deep knowledge of the company, would allow me to contribute substantially to the Assistant Sales Manager role and the sales department’s objectives.

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this Assistant Sales Manager position with you in person. Thank you in advance for your consideration, and I look forward to talking with you further.


Hannah Lee”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for an internal position”

“August 4, 2021

Julia Lee

Director, Communications

ACME Retail

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Ms. Lee,

I would like to formally apply for the Assistant Communications Manager position in the Corporate Communications Department. As you are aware, I have had extensive experience with Acme Retail starting when I participated in your summer editorial intern program while I was still in college.

Since then I have been advanced through progressively more responsible positions in both the Human Resources and Marketing Departments. During my tenure, I have developed exceptional writing and editing skills and have designed and implemented highly successful communications strategies at the departmental level.

I have also demonstrated my ability to work with leaders across business units and multiple lines of business, consistently earning exemplary scores on my annual performance evaluations by my supervisors.

In addition, I have been responsible for benefits communications and employee relations, as well as liaising with the company’s clients and vendors to ensure that all projects are completed by established milestones.

These are just a few examples of my accomplishments and contributions to our company. I hope that you will find that this brief view, in combination with the attached resume, describes a dedicated employee of Acme Retail with the experience and skills to meet or exceed the requirements of the position of Assistant Communications Manager.

I appreciate your consideration and look forward to discussing this opportunity for promotion with you at your convenience. Please let me know if there is any other information I can provide that will support my candidacy for this promotion.

Best regards,

Signature (hard copy letter)

Lewis Applicant”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for an internal position”

“Subject: Application for Manager – Shoe Department

Dear Janice,

It was with great interest that I read that Human Resources is seeking applications for a new Manager in the Shoe Department. Please accept my resume for review and consideration for this role.

I have been with Casey’s for a total of four years, two in my current position of Assistant Manager in the Children’s Department, and two as a Sales Associate in the Junior Department. Before coming to Casy’s, I worked for Mears as a Sales Associate in the Shoe Department as well as in the Men’s Department.

With my experience in varied departments, I feel that I would be an asset as a Manager here at Casy’s. In my capacity as an Assistant Manager, I successfully took on many of the managerial duties in the Children’s Department last year when Suzy Smith was out on maternity leave, and I would welcome the opportunity to bring that same stability, energy, and dedication to the Shoe Department within the vacancy created by Amy Jenner’s sudden departure.

I appreciate your consideration for this position. It has been a real pleasure to come to work every day since you hired me, and I thus look forward to continuing to grow in my career at Casy’s.

Best regards,

Caroline Xao

Assistant Manager, Shoes


Frequently Asked Questions: How to write a cover letter for an internal position

What is the difference between application emails and cover letters?

An application email simply states which position you are applying for and why you are applying but a cover letter gives more information about yourself, your skills, and your achievements.

What should I say in a cover letter?

When writing a cover letter, you should:

  • Introduce yourself.
  • State the position you are applying for.
  • show your skills and experience.
  • Encourage the reader to read your resume.

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