Job hunting is one of the most disheartening activities we, as college (or high school! No judgements!) grads must embark on. Unless your dad hooks you up with a gig, (I’m looking at you, George Dubya) you’ll spend months, maybe years, sending out cover letters and resumes. Most of the time, you won’t even receive an auto-response back.
Which is why it feels pretty great to know that Captain America himself was once one of us plebes. Granted, his weirdly written letter actually did land him the gig, but also that was back in 1998 and a printed cover letter was probably a rarity? Maybe? I don’t know, I was like nine years old.
March 28, 1998
To Whom it May Concern,
I am writing this letter to introduce myself to you and to make myself available to your firm for possible internship work during the summer of 1998. My name is Christopher Evans and I am a high school junior with an intense passion for theatre.
I have been actively involved in theatre for seven years and have chosen to spend the summer of 1998 taking acting classes on Saturdays at the Lee Strasburg institute in New York City.
Since my weekdays will be open I was hoping to arrange an internship in the city allowing someone to take advantage of a hardworking individual like me, in exchange for a tremendous opportunity to be exposed to the business side of theatre. I have enclosed a resume for you to review. I would greatly welcome any input you might have. I am currently planning on visiting New York City during the week of April 20th to April 26th. I could make myself available to you then or at any time you wish, should an interview be desired.
Thank you very much for your interest and for taking the time to look at this. I am most appreciative and I am very much looking forward to speaking with you.
Pretty impressive albeit a tad contrived for a 17-year-old, great formatting, double spaced, one-inch margins on all sides. Also, that signature! Be still my beating heart. In the infamous words of Drake, “started from the bottom, now my whole team fucking here,” the whole team in this instance being The Avengers. Whatever.