4th October 2012
I am <Name Redacted>, a second-year student studying B.Sc. in Economics at London School of
Economics and Political Science. I write to apply for summer internship at the Investment Banking
Division in your bank.
The career of investment banking is one that I always aspire to be. I am eager to learn about pioneering financial instruments and how do bankers deal with different clients. During my Spring Internship with BAML, I gained in-depth exposure to investment banking through work-shadowing and skills sessions. Among all disciplines, I am most interested in capital market origination, DCM in particular, due to its variety, technical nature and its promising future under the introduction of Basel III and QE3.
I am a high-achiever and a dedicated team player. At school, I am one of the first-year students
obtaining first-class honours, the president of Hedge Fund Society, and an athlete of the LSESU sports team. Through these experiences, I acquire excellent team working skills and can always excel under stress. Outside school I have extensive financial internships experience—from past internship with Citi and BAML, I gained hands-on experience and grasped basic concepts of valuation methods like DCF and comparable companies analysis.
I believe working as a summer intern at JP Morgan will be the best for my development. As the most prestigious firm in the industry, JPM leads the market, being the top underwriter in global ECM and DCM markets and a leading M&A house in the first half of 2012. Talking to JPM’s intern students, I realised team culture plays a huge role in JPM, which suits my attributes well. Also juniors’ opinions are encouraged and respected.
I aspire to join your bank’s summer internship program, learn deeper about JPM and acquire real-life experience in investment banking through taking up full responsibilities of analyst. A copy of my CV is enclosed for your reference. I look forward to an interview in which I can further demonstrate my strengths and suitability.
Thank you very much for your time and kind attention.
JP Morgan Overview
Website : www.jpmorgan.com
Headquarters : New York, NY, United States
Size : 10,000+ employees
Founded : 1799
Type : Company – Public (JPM)
Industry : Finance
Revenue : £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors : Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse
JP Morgan has been doing first-class business in a first-class way for more than 200 years. We have been a leading player in helping companies grow and markets develop throughout our history. We work in collaboration across the globe to deliver the best solutions and advice to meet our clients’ needs anywhere in the world. We operate in 150 countries and hold global leadership positions across our businesses.
Mission: We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right thing for our clients and the firm every day. This is why we are the most respected financial institution in the world — and why we can offer you an outstanding career.