Summary: Disclaimer: This is an example cover letter that should only serve as a guide. Please modify as
appropriate to suit your particular situation and to highlight your strengths.
Name of Recipient
Address of Recipient
City, State, Zip
I am excited to apply for the (pharmacy intern, pharmacy resident, clinical pharmacist,
staff pharmacist, research assistant, etc) position that is available at your (pharmacy,
institution, company, etc).
Currently, I am a (first, second, third, fourth) year student pharmacist at the University of
California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This
position would give me the opportunity to gain valuable (community pharmacy, hospital
pharmacy, clinical, research, etc.) experience. (My long-term goals are not yet clearly
defined and I wish to experience additional areas of pharmacy practice to help in this
decision. OR I am firmly committed to a career in clinical practice and wish to gain
additional experience OR whatever your long term plans might be).
(Point out your strengths that you wish to have the recipient pay particular notice to. This
could be skills, experience, activities, leadership, etc.). I would be a good fit for this
(position/company, etc) because (list/describe your reasons).