Initiate Internship Sequence: My VolunteerMatch Journey

New Communications and Social Media Intern writes introductory blog post Hey Everyone! My name is Steven and I’m the new Communications and Social Media Intern at VolunteerMatch. I’m excited to embark on an internship with a nonprofit organization that has earned my admiration as well as the respect of at least three U.S. Presidents!

Last spring, I graduated with a degree in Technical & Professional Writing, with an emphasis in Digital Media from San Francisco State University. During my undergraduate studies, I developed technical documents, authored promotional material, and worked on graphic design projects. Most importantly, I got the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of volunteerism, through grant writing and community service learning.

San Francisco is one of the most giving cities on the planet and living here and connecting with the local nonprofit community has been an inspiration. Early last year, I had the privilege of  writing several documents for a wonderful Bay Area nonprofit called Black Girls Code, which seeks to educate young women of color in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by providing tuition-free courses on computer-related subjects such as Ruby on Rails and Python as well as critical thinking and logic.

As a Communications and Social Media Intern, it is my responsibility to engage and foster open dialogue about volunteerism through the web. I will assist the communications and social media team on various blogs and writing-related projects, and help develop a greater online presence in VolunteerMatch’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) community.

There are several important outcomes I aim to achieve during my time at VolunteerMatch. One is to better understand a web-based nonprofit organization from the inside. Another personal objective is to enhance my writing, editing, and graphic design skills. Above all, this internship at VolunteerMatch will allow me to broaden my horizons and embrace new and interesting challenges.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read about my internship journey. Stay tuned to see more of my content on the VolunteerMatch blog page. And make sure to use VolunteerMatch as a resource to engage and connect with volunteers in your area!

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