Dear Sir/ Madam
I would like to apply for a work experience placement in your company, as advertised on your website. I am presently studying English Language and Literature as well as Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig. In the course of my studies, I am constantly dealing with literature and literary theory as well as the forms and functioning of media. Owing to advanced practical language courses and extensive reading, I speak English fluently.
As you will see from my enclosed CV, I have already gained experience in the field of publishing. I have worked for two smaller publishing houses, which provided a good understanding of common procedures in publishing, such as editing and customer relations. Due to my current position as part-time office assistant for the City-Tunnel Leipzig, I am also familiar with general office procedures.
I would appreciate the chance to work for a large international publishing house to enhance the knowledge gained through my studies and apply successful previous work experiences.
I am available from August to September 2009. As I am applying from Germany, I would also be very grateful to remain at your company for a longer period than the stated two to three weeks. For further information, please feel free to contact me at anytime. I greatly appreciate your interest and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.