Cover Letter

Tyger McSwain
520 Williamson Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
828-305-1429 or [email protected]
December 12, 2018
Brennan Center For Justice
1140 Connecticut Ave NW #1150,
Washington, DC 20036
Mr. Dear Hiring Team:
I am honored to have the opportunity to include this letter as part of the application process for an
internship position for the Brennan Center For Justice. I learned about this opportunity through research online and
my objective in this letter is to show my qualifications to fulfill this position.
I am currently a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I anticipate graduating in 2020
with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science. My dedication to academic excellence is reflected in
my being included on the Dean’s List for both the Spring and Fall Semesters of 2017. Furthermore, I have been a
part of the University’s Honors College since 2017. My dedication to academic achievement is a reflection on my
hard work ethic, which has instilled in me the tools to make it this far in life from a humble background.
My passion for justice has allowed me to grow in areas that will suit the responsibilities to serve as an
intern. I am a diligent worker and many of the roles that I serve direct impact the students. and I advocate for my
community as the Chapter President of the Mu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Chair of the
Political Action Committee of the Black Student Movement. These roles have taught me the value of serving and
how my contributions can affect all students at the university and if I have the pleasure to serve in this role I can
make contributions that will affect the students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I organized an
event where students could be informed on how to better interact with law enforcement and I invited officers of the
campus police department to attend for an open dialogue between the students and the officers regarding recent
incidents. In addition, I am tasked with implementing a campus-wide campaign “Our Vote Our Power” which seeks
to increase voter engagements and voter registration to educate, prepare, and mobilize students.
I also uphold the honor of the university as a member of the Undergraduate Attorney General Staff and
assure compliance with the Honor Code among my peers. I find this role very significant because I often find that
the individuals who look like me in the honor system are typically the accused students instead of serving as
members of the court. I can combine my all of different roles with organizations with a makeup of both
predominantly black and predominantly white students to provide platforms for racial uplift and the advocacy of
racial/ethnic minority student interests—a passion for which this internship requires.
I know that an internship will not only be rewarding but also challenging and my character qualifies me to
serve in your organization. I strive to work my hardest to ensure that what I do benefits not only myself but also the
community around me. It has not been easy for me to accomplish everything I have in my life and I know that all
that I have learned throughout my life will be an asset to this division if given the opportunity.
Tyger K. McSwain
Tyger K. McSwain