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VSFS DME Interns
Welcome to the Digital Media Engagement Virtual Internship! Home to over 250 interns that create content for the Department of Veterans Affair’s social media channels.
About the Internship
The DME Internship works with the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop creative ways to support communication between the government and our Veterans. The DME Team leverages the skills of hundreds of student interns with backgrounds in writing, graphic design, Engagement and Retention, analytics, web development, and more.
The DME Team was created by Dominique Ramirez in 2016 to help support OPIA’s growing efforts to engage with our country’s veterans in new and creative ways. The VA DME team has leveraged the skills and talents of hundreds of interns to become one of the U.S. federal government’s most successful student intern teams with a primary focus on social media content production
DME at a Glance
Our work matters because we have the ability to shape how the government communicates with our veterans in the age of social media.
Dominique Ramirez — Intern Program Manager
The DME Team’s primary mission is to assist the Department of Veterans Affairs in developing new and creative ways to reach and engage with U.S. Veterans. We do this in a variety of ways ranging from content creation and management to support roles.
Writing and Editing
Write blogs and articles to honor the service of Veterans for publication to the VAntage Point blog and VA social media channels.
Directly support the host and producer of the VA's Borne the Battle Podcast. Also produce and host a syndicated DME podcast.
Verify the validity and appropriateness of information that is disseminated across the VA's various social media platforms.
Engagement and Retention
Manage intern selection, training, and professional development. Develop policies and procedures to guide the internship.
Oversee and participates in the ongoing development of the DME webpages. Also serve as a WordPress administrator and webmaster.
Analyze and report on the engagement metrics of the VA's social media channels to help tailor our content and reach more people.