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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

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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:

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.

Application deadline

#ApplyinJuly: Applications opened on July 1, 2021, and will close July 31, 2021.