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Sample Letter Requesting an Informational Interview (Second Example)

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Sample Letter Requesting an Informational Interview (Second Example)

2720 Euclid Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19110
April 15, ____

James Weston, Assistant Director
American Association of Community Service Organizations
7210 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 223
Washington, DC 20036

Dear Mr. Weston:

I have been most impressed by your work with community service organizations in Philadelphia. Indeed, the recent article appearing in Association Trends on your promotion to assistant director of AACSO stressed what I learned a long time ago here in Philadelphia — you have an exceptional talent to get the local organization to work together in pursuing the national agenda of AACSO. Congratulations on a well deserved promotion!

Your public service career with community service organizations is one I hope to emulate. After six enjoyable years of working with these organizations at the local and state levels, I am convinced I want to pursue a long-term career in this field and especially from a much broader national perspective. My research and public relations work with these groups may also be of interest to you.

Would it be possible for us to meet briefly to discuss my career interests in this field? I believe your advice would be most valuable in helping me better define my future with community service organizations.

I will be in Washington, DC during the week of April 21-25. Perhaps your schedule would permit a meeting during that week. I will call your office on Tuesday morning, April 8, to see if such a meeting would be possible. I look forward to meeting you and learning from your experience.


Sarah Taylor

Excerpted from Jobs and Careers with Non-Profit Organizations
by Ron and Caryl Krannich, PhDs
Copyright – Impact Publications 1999
Reproduced with permission from Impact Publications
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