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Petroleum Engineering Internship Cover Letters

Shell Internship Application letter

Sun Yitong
Kuok Foundation House #713
21 Lower Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore 119280
August 2010
Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
Shell House
83 Clemenceau Avenue
#02-00 Singapore 239922
I am writing this letter to apply for the post of intern at your company. I am currently a third year undergraduate at National University of Singapore (NUS), majoring in Chemical Engineering. I would very like to be a part of Shell, one of the energy giants, and gain valuable insights into it. In particular, Shell’s continuous effort to contribute to sustainable development truly inspires me and the corporation value will align with my interest and value.
I am a fast learner who excels in Chemical Engineering, currently I am holding the Singapore Ministry of Education Scholarship which would offer to the top 10% students from China. My strong academic performance has laid a solid foundation for me to pursue an excellent career path in Shell.
Moreover, I have a strong interest in industrial finance. I am currently pursuing ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and have completed the fundamental level. Through the self-learning process, I got the ability to handle the multi-tasks within a very limited time; besides, I got a chance to gain a broader knowledge about the global accounting system which could help me along my future career path within industrial finance.
My past internship experience provided me relevant experience. During my internship with Bank of China, I was assigned to design PowerPoint presentations, to reconcile and to maintain balance sheet accounts, and conduct general ledger operations; this provided me an overview of real working life and helped me gain interpersonal skills. Therefore, I believe that my experience and capability will meet Shell’s value and standard.
Please find the enclosed resume with further details of my background. Please do not hesitate to contact me at sun_yitong@live.com. I look forward to discuss with you face to face one day.
Thank you very much for your attention and consideration.
Best regards,
Sun Yitong

Sample cover letter for Internship position at Shell


Drilling Engineer

London, 22/10/2014

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am writing to apply for the Supervisor-in-Training Internship (Alaska) recently advertised on your website. Due to the outstanding reputation of Shell and the excellent training it offers, it is my top choice of employment.

I believe that my qualifications are a suitable match for this post. I hold an MEng in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (GPA 2.97). I also graduated with an MSc in Management from Cass Business School. Both degrees had a strong mathematics component covering the requirements of this post.

I have a great passion for the E&P sector, something which has driven me to embark on a distance-learning MSc in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in order to enhance my knowledge in this specialization. I am fully confident that this is my sector of choice.

I find Drilling Engineering particularly interesting due to its challenging nature, plus its global importance to the energy industry. Your firm particularly interests me it is involved in a wide range of projects including harsh environments and extreme conditions such as in Alaska.

I have already acquired substantial professional experience in the Construction Management Industry. This valuable experience exposed me to the professional world of engineering and managing a team of workers. It enabled me to develop a range of transferable skills: geotechnical investigation, site management, project scheduling and planning, tracking costs and managing budgets. Moreover, it highlighted the importance of safety and adherence to HSSE regulations. I consider myself to be a strong team player with excellent communication and organizational skills.

I am confident that I meet the linguistic requirements of the job as I completed my postgraduate studies in the UK, something which also demonstrates my flexibility and adaptability to life overseas. I have also recently acquired my level B2 Spanish certificate and believe I have a strong aptitude for languages. I am also legally authorized to work in the US on a full time basis.

I am fully aware of the physical demands of such a post and pride myself on my physical fitness, regularly working out by running, climbing and boxing. My period of military service has trained me to be disciplined, to work to a demanding schedule of shifts, to relocate and to live in close proximity with others.

I am excited about the opportunity of this post and it offers the exact challenge that I am looking for. Given the opportunity to join this internship I will use it to my full advantage in order to prove that I can be a long-term asset to your firm. I promise to offer my utmost commitment and enthusiasm in order to then progress to the 3-year training programme.

I do hope after reviewing my CV you will consider me for the position.

Yours faithfully,

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