We are excited to introduce you to our three summer interns this week! Be sure to follow CARE for AIDS on Instagram this summer to get a peek at the interns' work and some fun behind the scenes updates.
Meet Melanie: My name is Melanie Fincher, and I’m excited to be working as the marketing intern at CARE for AIDS this summer. I grew up just outside of Athens, Georgia, with my parents and younger brother. Today, I am a senior at the University of Georgia studying journalism and international affairs. I have always had a passion for storytelling, especially the stories of those who don’t have always have a platform to tell their stories. Throughout my time in college, I have developed an interest in nonprofit marketing, and I hope to use my storytelling passion to share the stories of the work being done at nonprofits. I learned about CARE for AIDS through a mentor at school, and I was immediately drawn to the organization for its comprehensive approach to the HIV epidemic. Outside of interning at CARE for AIDS, I am also the historian for my sorority, active in my campus ministry, and an information desk associate at my school’s student center. Some of my favorite things include spending hours in bookstores, traveling, and writing as much as I can. I am looking forward to learning so much at CARE for AIDS, and I can’t wait to see what God does this summer!
Meet Megan: My name is Megan Fulks and I am a student at Kennesaw State University graduating this summer with a degree in Public Health Education with a concentration in Global Health. My husband and I live in Vinings and enjoy serving in our church, rock climbing, drinking all the coffee, being outside, and going to the movies. My passion for global health stared when I was given the opportunity to be a teacher at a small orphanage called El Shaddai in Swaziland, Africa (the country with the highest prevalence rate for HIV/AIDS). After spending two months teaching, working in the clinic, and doing community outreach, I decided to change my major and continued working with the Piggs Peak mountain community. Last summer, I lead a team of college students to serve in Swaziland and am currently a fundraising advocate for El Shaddai’s students who are seeking to attend college. My dream job would be to use my PHE degree to work with diverse communities across the globe in the areas of HIV/AIDS, sustainable living, sexual health, nutrition, prenatal health, and postpartum depression. Care For AIDS has an incredible approach to implementing education and sustainable change to their priority population and I am looking forward to learning more and growing throughout this internship.
Meet Audrey: I’m Audrey Smith, and I grew up with my parents, older sister, younger brother, and many pets a few miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated high school at Landmark Christian School and am currently attending college at Samford University studying Sociology and Nonprofit Management. I was first introduced to CARE for AIDS when I traveled to Kenya with Landmark, and I have been fortunate enough to be able to continue going to Kenya. During my first trip there, I got a glimpse at the overwhelming need for physical, emotional, and spiritual assistance and have since fallen in love with the mission and determination of the CARE for AIDS community. I am stoked for the upcoming summer and can’t wait to encounter more growing and learning opportunities through CARE for AIDS!