Cover letter for economics internship (5 samples)

This article will show samples of “cover letters for economics internships.”

Samples of cover letters for an economics internship

When writing a cover letter as an intern here are some of the things to include in the letter:

  • Mention your fresh knowledge. Use your recent learning experiences to your advantage; an employer might be more willing to hire you if they know you can help their business acclimate to new technologies or practices.
  • Express your energy and enthusiasm. It shows the potential motivation you will bring to a job as a fresh college graduate.
  • Check your grammar and proofread your letter. It is a way of showing employers your ability to write comprehensive, error-free messages.
  • The first step is addressing the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the name of the recipient, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position.
  • Since you are a recent graduate, it would help to emphasize your college coursework, internships and other experiences that show your employability.
  • Ensure your qualifications are similar to the job position. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1:

“Your Name

Your Address

Your Contact details (phone and email)


Mrs Mary Stevens

Hiring Manager

ABC Company

15 South Parkway

Long Island, NY 11551

Dear Mrs Stevens

As a senior at the University of XYZ pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics, I am enthusiastically seeking an internship in which I can learn as much as possible while making a real contribution.

My academic and previous internship experience have greatly increased both my knowledge and passion for financial markets and economics and I am very serious about my future career in business within a major corporation. I am eager to further develop my skills through a challenging internship experience. Your company has an excellent reputation for its innovation, expertise and its commitment to developing people.

I approach all my work with discipline and focus as shown by my excellent academic performance. My professors and previous employers have commended me for my strong analytical and communication skills. I am highly motivated and enjoy the challenge of demanding assignments.

In addition I can offer advanced computer skills including familiarity with a number of programming languages. I am confident that the combination of my strong work ethic, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm will make me an asset in any capacity in which you are willing to place me.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss further how I would make a substantial contribution to your company as an intern and I look forward to meeting with you in the near future at a mutually convenient time.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


James Intern


Sample 2:

“POSITION: Analyst

Dear sir/madam,

I am writing to apply for the position of Research Analyst at The Economist Group. I recently completed a Master of Science degree in Economics from the ABC in the United Kingdom. During my time as a graduate student, I developed a particular interest in econometrics as well as international economics. To work as a research analyst at the Economist Group would provide an excellent opportunity for me to utilize my econometric and analytical skills.

Graduate courses at the ABC such as econometrics (advanced track) provided me with valuable tools for conducting in-depth research. I learnt how to gather relevant data for projects, check it’s accuracy and make sure that it’s clean before progressing to perform econometric analysis. My econometrics and dissertation projects are further evidence of my strong data handing ability. Through these projects I also learnt how to write clear and concise reports. Upon graduation, my interest in international economics led me to obtain an internship in the Trade Policy Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London where I worked on immigration and trade related data of the United Kingdom. Since then, I have been working as a research assistant for Prof. X of the Economics department at the ABC.

Further details regarding my key competencies are given in the CV I attach herewith. I would welcome the opportunity to explain more about the skills and experience I can bring to this position. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future regarding my application.”

Sample 3:

“POSITION: intern

Currently, I am in my second year studying for a degree in Accounting and Financial Management. I am extremely keen to succeed in the application for the Student Economist Placement role at Capital Economics. I heard about the placement opportunity through the Placements Vacancy Bulletin, advertised by the ********************

One of the key reasons for applying to Capital Economics is the opportunity to work for a company that believes strongly in providing original and insightful research to institutional and corporate clients across the globe, ranging from on the US to Asia. The Wolfson Prize won by Capital Economics, in 2012 inspires me to work at the company as I have the opportunity to learn directly from experienced and highly skilled economists. The analysis of financial markets, commodities and the consumer and property sectors, makes Capital Economics such a dynamic company to work for. I am applying to Capital Economics because I want to be part of a leading macroeconomic research company that actively works on issues which are on the forefront of modern economics. My ultimate ambition is to pursue a career as an economist in the company.

Being a member of the Keynes Society at Eton College, I have actively participated in debates such as, ‘The Future of the UK Economy’; these discussions have strengthened my interest in economic affairs. The small-knit yet global nature of Capital Economics would allow me to make a noticeable contribution alongside developing my economic knowledge in a challenging environment. I particularly enjoy retrieving data for analysis, having had an experience of creating queries and reports in my Business Information Management module, which I am keen to develop in the Student Economist Placement. Through my role in Enactus, I have worked closely with businesses, as mentioned in my CV, which has helped me become flexible to constant changes, such as the fluctuations in their popularity based on the analysis of their social media accounts; I enjoy working in a constantly changing environment and therefore, I believe that I will successfully perform in the Student Economist Placement.

I am a diligent individual with a deep interest in economics, which I am excited to explore during my placement at Capital Economics. I believe the skills learnt during my work experiences, positions of responsibility, and most importantly my enthusiasm to learn, would enable me to perform well in the role. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours Sincerely”

Sample 4:

“Subject: Liz Lerner – Economics Intern Position

Dear Mr. Peters,

It was with much interest that I read your posting on the ABC College job board inviting applications for an economics internship at Brand Solutions Inc.

As an honors student in marketing, I have successfully completed upper-division coursework in marketing management, print and online advertising, social media management, and data analysis, which have provided me with a firm understanding of rising market strategies and technologies.

This coursework included on-site practicums with Boyd Brothers LLC and Boulevard Bistro, where I helped the owners of these businesses establish their first-ever social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. This involved setting up their accounts, creating photo and video content, writing posts, launching digital ad campaigns, and tracking user engagement via Google Analytics and Facebook Analytics. I am also well-versed in the use of Adobe Creative Cloud for graphic design and Microsoft Office suite.

Impressed by the press that Brand Solutions Inc. has received in Market Branding Today and on Forbes Online, I am eager for the challenges and opportunities I would experience as your next economic intern. My resume is attached; may we please schedule a personal interview to discuss my qualifications for this role in greater detail? Thank you for your time, consideration, and forthcoming response. 


Liz Lerner


Frequently Asked Questions:

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Do you need a cover letter when applying for internships?

No. However, a cover letter is one of the best ways to convey why you are the best candidate for the internship, allowing you to expand on and showcase key skills and experiences.

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