Cover letter & resume rundown

You've found the perfect internship to apply for. Now what?

Most employers ask for a resume and cover letter. Both can make or break an applicant's chance at an internship.

Some basics:

Resume: show them you're perfect for the job

A great suggestion from the University of Florida's Career Resource Center:
You need to make it easy for the employer to see that you are the top candidate. In starting to write a resume, start by reviewing a job description that you want to apply for or one that falls within your career field. This allows you to describe your experiences in terms of the employer's ideal candidate.

Sample resumes can also help. Here is one from the CRC for your reference (used with permission).

Cover letter: show them you're an awesome writer

Writing your cover letter might be one of the hardest parts of the internship process. You need to adequately show who you are and how you stand out from the cover letter crowd in a professional manner.

Most importantly, your cover letter needs to be personalized. This applies to not only the employer's name and address but the content of the letter.

For anyone entering a writing profession, the cover letter is also a chance for the employer to get a taste of your writing style. This means it's even more important for journalists to send an amazing cover letter. Remember the golden rule: show, not tell. Anecdotes are your friend and fit nicely in cover letters.

You can find more specifics and a sample cover letter here (used with permission).