Get to Know Our New Intern

Nice to meet youHello! I’m Gina Cargas and I’m the new Communications & Social Media Intern at VolunteerMatch. While I’m only here for the summer, I’m looking forward to working with and learning from the communications and marketing team in order to connect people to causes.

I’ve just finished up my second year at Cornell University, where I’m studying Comparative Literature with minors in French and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies. In my spare time, I write and edit for two Ithaca-based publications, teach French to kids, ride my bike and harangue freshmen into joining my housing cooperative.

I was born and raised in San Francisco, and I’m delighted to be spending another summer working in my hometown’s nonprofit community. Last year, I spent three months as an intern at 826 Valencia, a local writing nonprofit dedicated to supporting students age 6-18 and teachers of the literary arts. At 826 Valencia I coordinated the 2011 8/26 Day Write-a-thon, taught writing courses to kids, and engaged in the organization’s outreach and marketing efforts. I look forward to applying this experience, as well as my writing background, to my work at VolunteerMatch.

As the Communications & Social Media intern at VolunteerMatch, I’ll be learning from — and becoming one of — the voices of the VolunteerMatch team. I’ll be writing, researching and creating for the many different channels connecting our team with the nonprofit, volunteering and CSR worlds. I’ll act as a link between VolunteerMatch and our wider network, providing you with the information, news and knowledge you need.

VolunteerMatch is a community of inspiring professionals committed to connecting good people with good causes. I’m so excited to join the team and I look forward to getting to know you in the upcoming months!