Fashion Magazine Internship Cover Letter

Dear (name of Stylist),

I am writing in regards to your advertisement in (name of publication) for the position of Intern for Fashion Stylist with (name of company/magazine etc.).

I have been passionate about fashion throughout my adolescent teenage years and into adulthood. My fashion sense soon got noticed at school at an early age and my style became popular amongst my fellow classmates, which spread within our school.

This lead to me becoming the school's official fashion stylist for school productions (plays and fashion shows), something that they didn't have prior to my time at (name of school).

I was very proud of my achievements that stemmed from my passion for trends and colours and simply being me. I decided to follow through with my interest in the industry and further my studies at university, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in (name of degree).

During University, I held a part time job as assistant to the editor at (name) Magazine. I participated in numerous fashion shows, meeting and forging relationships with industry professionals and wardrobe reviewing for up-coming photo shoots.

I would very much like to broaden my experience and have the opportunity to work towards being a fashion stylist. I believe that I am made for this position, with my natural flair and absorption of street trends as well as thinking outside of the box.

My Resume is enclosed with further information regarding my history and education.

I hope that it appeals to you and that we may be able to meet in person to discuss things further.

Thank you in advance,

Sincerely,

(name).

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Many students want to work in fashion for the perks, from free designer clothing to networking with legends. Landing an internship in the fashion industry, whether it's at a fashion house or a fashion magazine, requires more than knowing the top designers and how to pick an outfit. Make yourself stand out from the herds of fashion star wannabes by writing a cover letter that shows your commitment to the industry and your professionalism.

Personalize the Greeting

The fashion industry is very competitive. One way to make sure your cover letter stands out from the pile is to actually address it to a person, not to "Dear Hiring Manager," or worse, "To Whom It May Concern." Show the company that you've taken the time to familiarize yourself with the business, and address your letter to an actual person. If you can't find a name in the internship description or the company's website, a quick call to the receptionist will get your question answered.

Tell a Story

You know why you want a fashion internship, but the employer does not. He might not be able to glean that information from your resume either, especially if you have no previous experience in fashion. Use the cover letter to tell a concise story about why you want to work in fashion and why you want that particular internship. Ideally, the story you tell will get the employer to look over your resume and qualifications and give you a call.

Mention the Company

No one wants to receive a cover letter that looks as though it was copied and pasted or is a form letter. Mention the company you are applying to specifically in the letter, preferably at the beginning. Tell the employer what drew you to the company. For example, if you are applying for an internship at a fashion blog, you might love one of the blog's regular features. If you are applying for an internship at a clothing company, mention that you love a particular item from that company's line. Be honest, though. If you've never worn the labels' clothing, don't pretend that you have. Also be sure to mention the exact internship you are applying for near the start of the letter so everyone is on the same page.

Keep it Professional

Fashion might be a fun and hip industry, but that doesn't mean you should be overly fun and hip in your letter. Keep your language professional. For example, avoid using exclamation points, even if you are very excited about the internship. Stick with formal salutations such as "Dear." Close the letter with "Sincerely" or "Best Wishes." Proofread the letter before you send it along to make sure your punctuation and possessives are correct.

About the Author

Based in Pennsylvania, Emily Weller has been writing professionally since 2007, when she began writing theater reviews Off-Off Broadway productions. Since then, she has written for TheNest, ModernMom and Rhode Island Home and Design magazine, among others. Weller attended CUNY/Brooklyn college and Temple University.

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