VSFS DME

Find out who we are, where we came from, and what we believe in. 

The DME Internship

The federal government’s premier digital media internship

The Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPIA) within the Department of Veteran Affairs develops creative ways to support government communication with Veterans. Within OPIA is the Digital Media Engagement Team (DME), a group of students and professionals who champion innovative ideas and creative thinking. 

The VA DME team has leveraged the skills and talents of hundreds of interns to become one of the U.S. government’s most successful student internships. The DME primarily focuses on social media, content creation and management, graphic design, writing and editing, and video production.

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A Brief History

Dom Ramirez - Internship Supervisor

The Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPIA) within the Department of Veteran Affairs develops creative ways to support government communication with Veterans. Within OPIA is the Digital Media Engagement Team (DME), a group of students and professionals who champion innovative ideas and creative thinking. 

The VA DME team has leveraged the skills and talents of hundreds of interns to become one of the U.S. government’s most successful student internships. The DME primarily focuses on social media, content creation and management, graphic design, writing and editing, and video production.

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Mission Statement

Our mission at DME is to support OPIA’s efforts to develop novel and creative ways to reach, support, and engage U.S. Veterans. We leverage the talents and expertise of student interns in collaboration with the VA to achieve this goal. In addition to support OPIA, we also aim to support our interns and ensure that they grow professionally as well as academically.

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Core Values

We pride ourselves on fostering a culture that is modern, relevant, and inspires students to have a brighter future. We are determined in our approach, are creative in our thinking, and bold in our ambitions.

Our Philosophy

We, at DME, believe that our Veterans deserve to be recognized, supported, and protected. We believe that social and digital media plays an important role in promoting greater recognition and support for our veterans while also opening new lines of communication between Veteran and the federal government.