Witte de Wit 5            

6523 XN Rotterdam                                                                                                                                                         

The Netherlands

5 December 2010

6650 Eli Whitney Dr, Ste 400                                                                                                                              

Columbia, MD 21046                                                                                                                                                       

United States of America

Subject: Application for Internship

Dear Sir/Madam

Your advertisement offering an internship in Advanced Technology and Research Corp was recommended to me by my Effective Business Communication teacher. I would very much like to apply for a placement in your marketing department.

Last year I finished my gymnasium education at Wilter College in Rotterdam. I have continued my education with a degree in International Business Administration at RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Marketing has long been my favorite subject and I think that an internship in your company would be a great chance to apply my knowledge in the real world. Furthermore I think that the Advanced Technology and Research Corp is an excellent environment for a student like me to start.

The marketing department would be ideal for me. One of my greatest passions beside university is internet marketing. It entails companies paying me to run advertising campaigns for their products. In this way I have gained great experience with marketing concepts like media buying, affiliate marketing and search engine optimization. I would like to gain even greater competence in these marketing functions by applying my knowledge in a corporate setting. It would be a great challenge for me to make the internet promotion of your products more effective and reduce advertising costs by making the website of the company stronger in search engine results. Economic thinking is one of my greatest strengths and I have an eye for new opportunities. I was, for example, one of the first marketers that benefitted greatly from the açaí berry campaign.

It is very clear that an internship in your marketing department could be a valuable experience for me. But what can I offer Advanced Technology and Research Corp? In all cases I would be a very motivated intern who will persist till the end and has the will power to always continue. I will always pursue the best result possible, and I will not compromise. From the first impression I have drawn, I am confident that I will encounter people with the same mentality at your company.

For additional information about my educational and working background please see my attached CV. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (31) 0181-418645 or via e-mail at 452848gy@student.eur.nl.

I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.

Yours faithfully

Gerard Ykens