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I am applying to a company for an internship and I am wondering whether I should attach my cover letter to the e-mail or just write that as the e-mail body. I feel that including it in the e-mail body would be the most logical approach however I am not 100% sure on what the standard for this is.c

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When you include your cover letter in the body of your email, your recipient is much more likely to read it -- especially for internship positions, in which cover letters are often optional and not necessarily useful to the employer.

Source: my university's career center, conversations with hiring managers

  • This is generally true of all attachments or links in emails, not just CVs too. – enderland Jan 16 '14 at 14:31

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