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Orianne Gonzalez

5901 SW 156 Ct. | Miami, FL 33193 | (305) 972-3917


Orianne.gonzalez@knights.ucf.edu
July 15, 2015
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing to you because of my strong interest in working as an intern for the Foreign
Policy Initiative. The position available is an excellent fit with my qualifications. I am currently
a junior majoring in International Relations and Global Studies minoring in European Studies at
the University of Central Florida. The courses I have completed have given me a solid
foundation in the tools, processes and methodologies involved in the successful analysis and
planning of international and domestic strategies as well asassisting with events, social media
outreach, and general office duties. I have a proven ability to learn challenging concepts quickly
and have developed competencies in diverse areas, including:
Comparative European politics
Political statistics
Causes of war
Political geography
Event planning

Comparative politics
Politics of Western Europe
American foreign policy
Global perspectives
International theory

As the child of Cuban/Nicaraguan parents, I am also fluent in Spanish. I am also in the


process of learning French. In addition, I bring to the table computer skills (with cross-platform
expertise in Windows and Mac) and expertise in the Microsoft Office suite of products. As a US
citizen, I am eligible for this job and am fully aware it is an unpaid internship. I am available to
work in the summer full-time.
Awareness of US foreign policy changes and history is too often deemed as unnecessary
to citizens growth but successfully researching and analyzing these policies in depth provides a
sense of gratification that goes beyond the mere feeling of personal growth. During my travels to
different countries, one thing became clear: Globalization affects us all. Therefore, understanding
foreign policy is also one of the ways to promote development as well as grow economically.
Working for this initiative will not only allow me to use my knowledge of previous foreign
policy decisions and agreements, but it would also open new opportunities for research in
specific subtopics such as human rights and maintaining support for and from our allies. This
will be an exciting time to work in a position that concerns national security because of the
situations that have risen in having to do with Chinas growth, the Middle East and Europe
involving ISIS, and Cuban relations. During this internship, I will also have the chance to learn
about the most pressing issues relating to foreign policy.
If you agree that I would make a valuable addition to your team, please feel free to call or
email me. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to speaking with you.
Sincerely,
Orianne Gonzalez