Are you interested in making a real difference in the world? Did all your other internship options get shut down due to the coronavirus? A Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) internship with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Digital Media Engagement (DME) team provides the perfect opportunity to: gain practical work experience, apply current skills, learn new skills, network and collaborate with a team of dedicated interns from across the country and VA employees while also supporting and honoring our nation’s Veterans.
Benefits and opportunities
An internship with DME provides an array of benefits to interns, which include:
- Maintaining a flexible work schedule (10 hours/week online and on your schedule).
- Teamwork, inter-departmental collaboration, and communication experience in a virtual setting.
- Gaining a greater understanding of Veterans’ lives and how VA supports them.
- Using interactive tools, such as Slack and Trello, to gain valuable communication skills while working on various team projects.
- Gaining relevant and transferable work experience while working with VA collaborators to highlight Veterans’ stories, contributions, and issues across VA’s digital platforms.
Current internship opportunities
|Public URL||Project Title||Project Code|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4469||Podcast Host – DME Interns Podcast||VA-USA-81|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4468||Podcast Producer – DME Interns Podcast||VA-USA-82|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4466||Coordinating Producer – DME Interns podcast||VA-USA-79|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4465||Web Security Intern||VA-USA-78|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4463||WordPress Web Development||VA-USA-77|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4461||WordPress Web Content Management||VA-USA-76|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4452||YouTube Channel Manager||VA-USA-74|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4450||Social Media Analyst||VA-USA-73|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4429||Graphic Design Intern||VA-USA-72|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4409||Google Analytics – Tell Us Something Interesting About Our Blog||VA-USA-71|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4302||Human Resources Intern||VA-USA-62|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4289||Learn how to lead a team as a Department Head with VA’s Digital Media Engagement Team||VA-USA-58|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4265||Project Manager – External Affairs||VA-USA-55|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4262||Find awesome photos for the VA to use on Social Media||VA-USA-54|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4248||Special Projects Intern||VA-USA-51|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4214||Social Media Intern – Social Media Special Projects||VA-USA-47|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4212||Social Media Intern – Instagram||VA-USA-46|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4209||Social Media Intern – Comment Moderator||VA-USA-45|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4204||Newsletter Development Intern||VA-USA-44|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4182||Writing Intern – Borne the Battle Podcast||VA-USA-42|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4177||Video/Social Media Production Assistant – Borne the Battle Podcast||VA-USA-41|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4176||Podcast – Transcription||VA-USA-40|
|https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/4132||Coordinating Producer – Borne the Battle podcast||VA-USA-38|
How to apply
If you are unsure about how to apply to this program, we created a full start-to-finish walk-through video showing the different steps in the process.
There is also a very thorough explanation of the application process on the VSFS website: https://vsfs.state.gov/apply.
Accomplishments and testimonials
Read the accomplishments and testimonials of past interns to learn more about the program:
Length of internship
The internship will officially run from September 2021 to May 2022, although you’re able to begin work as soon as you accept an offer, which might be as early as mid August.
#ApplyinJuly: Applications opened on July 1, 2021, and will close July 31, 2021.