Tips for DHs In Any Department

Tips for DHs In Any Department

Are you interested in becoming a department head for the Digital Media Engagement team? Here is some advice on getting started! One of the nice things in the Digital Media Engagement (DME) internship is that there are many chances to take on leadership roles as an...
Why Should I Do an Internship?

Why Should I Do an Internship?

At some point in their college career, most students consider taking up an internship alongside their schoolwork. It can be stressful to find one, though, and often there is confusion about what you should look for. Here are some ideas about what skills and...
Intern Podcast Episode: Paulina Riffey

Intern Podcast Episode: Paulina Riffey

Paulina works as a podcast show transcription intern for the Digital Media Engagement team podcast, Borne the Battle. This week, she talks about her main responsibilities, her process for transcribing each podcast episode, and the human touch involved in...
What is a VOD?

What is a VOD?

Veterans can be defined as individuals who have had experience serving in the military. There is no age limit, service time or other requirements necessary for a Veteran to be published with their own Veteran of the Day post (VOD) on the VA site. The purpose of a VOD...
Intern Podcast Episode: Rajiv Thummala

Intern Podcast Episode: Rajiv Thummala

Rajiv is a current junior, attending Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University, majoring in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations. During his internship, he is the Department Head of Web Development, managing the full web ecosystem of the DME Interns. Rajiv...
Intern Podcast Episode: Maggie Thomas

Intern Podcast Episode: Maggie Thomas

Maggie is a sophomore majoring in International Studies and Spanish at the University of Mississippi. She’s interested in government and politics, specifically within Latin America and has plans to study abroad there next year. Currently, she works as a writing intern...
Project Spotlight: America250

Project Spotlight: America250

On July 4, 2026, America is celebrating its 250th birthday. America250, an organization seeking to commemorate this anniversary, has started many initiatives both locally and nationwide to celebrate this historic day, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is joining...
College Advice for Freshmen

College Advice for Freshmen

Beginning college can be a major life change for any freshman, whether attending close to home or even miles away. Feelings of homesickness, anxiety and being overwhelmed will creep in the second you stand on your new campus. It’s important to remember that...
A Journey through Onboarding with the DME

A Journey through Onboarding with the DME

Onboarding is the process that you go through when you first start an internship. Onboarding familiarizes a new intern with everything that they need to know to get started. An intern will need to read through informative and instructional packets, watch relevant...