Here’s a sample letter from a high-school student requesting a job-shadow opportunity.
Job Shadowing Request Sample Cover Letter
280 Apple Tree Court
Kettle Falls WA 99141
Ms. Amanda Brown
JPMorgan Chase Bank
298 South Main Street #100
Colville WA 99114
Dear Ms. Brown,
I am currently a student at Kettle Falls High School and I am considering banking as a future career path. A family friend, Dr. Randall Hansen of Quintessential Careers, suggested that you might be willing to let me spend a day observing you so I can learn more about banking.
I know I am asking quite a bit, but I would be extremely grateful if you allowed me to quietly observe you for a half- or full-day as you go about your usual schedule. If possible, it would be helpful if we also had a short interview toward the end of the shadowing so I could ask you any questions I might have about banking after observing your activities and actions.
Thank you so much for considering my request. I will call you the week of October 10 to see about scheduling the job shadowing. If you need to reach me before that time, please feel free to contact me via phone (509-738-2922) or via email (email@example.com).
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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