VA’s Digital Media Engagement (DME) team, the collaborators who run this blog and VA’s social media channels, is looking for college interns. Interested? Scroll down to the bottom of this article to find the current internship opportunities we have available!

DME publishes VA communications to the Veteran community through its digital media channels, including this VAntage Point blog, the Borne the Battle podcast, the Live Whole Health app, and through social media channels like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The DME Internship includes hundreds of college students each year, and from universities across the country. The program offers a broad range of opportunities to develop and demonstrate your talents. We’re looking for writers, graphic designers, video editors, and those who work in analytics, web development, cybersecurity, project management, human resources, and more.

The interns work in cross-functional teams over a full year to gain practical work experience, develop new skills and build a vibrant professional network. The program also offers leadership roles to high-performing interns, creating opportunities to manage teams, coach other interns, and even evaluate performance.

Started in 2016, the DME Internship has evolved to become one of the U.S. federal government’s largest and most successful student intern programs. Our scale enables us to deliver a world-class internship experience, with rigorous onboarding, robust operating procedures, a nurturing environment, and unparalleled growth opportunities.

Benefits and opportunities

The DME Internship provides an array of benefits that include:

  • Practical work experience:
    • Flexible work schedule (10 hours/week online and on your schedule).
    • Teamwork, cross-functional collaboration, and communication in a virtual setting.
    • Industry-standard collaboration tools, such as Slack and Trello, for the modern workplace.
    • Leading social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Professional development:
    • Structured training on digital media technologies, like WordPress, Google Analytics, Social Studio.
    • Networking events, mentoring, mock interviews, résumé workshops, and a whole lot more.
    • Regular progress reviews and biannual feedback with actionable recommendations.
    • Opportunities to be promoted into leadership roles.
  • Engagement with the Veteran community
    • Opportunities to highlight Veterans’ stories, contributions, and issues.
    • Ringside view of Veterans’ lives and how VA supports them.
    • Experience working with VA collaborators.
  • Rewards & recognition
    • Letters of recommendation.
    • Awards for outstanding achievements.
    • Compelling references.

You can learn more about the program and its benefits on the DME Interns website. You can also read the success stories and accomplishments of past interns.

How to apply

You can apply to the program through Open Opportunities by USAJobs. Here’s how:

 

 

 

The internship will officially run from September 2022 to May 2023, although you’re able to begin work as soon as you accept an offer, which might be as early as mid-August.

#ApplyinJuly

Time is running out! Applications opened on July 1, 2022, and will close July 28, 2022.

Current opportunities

  1. DME #HonoringVets Production Team – Writing/Research Interns
  2. DME #HonoringVets Production Team – Graphic Artist Interns
  3. DME #HonoringVets Production Team – Image Research Interns
  4. DME #HonoringVets Production Team – Team Lead
  5. Research Intern
  6. Photo Research Intern
  7. Newsletter Development Intern
  8. Graphic Design Intern
  9. Editing Intern
  10. Accessibility Intern
  11. Motion Graphics Intern
  12. Transcription/Video Captioner – DME Video Production Team
  13. Podcast Host – DME Interns Podcast
  14. Podcast Producer – DME Interns Podcast
  15. Podcast Producer – Our Grateful Nation Podcast
  16. Coordinating Producer – DME Interns Podcast
  17. Writing Intern – Borne the Battle Podcast
  18. Video/Social Media Production Assistant – Borne the Battle Podcast
  19. Coordinating Producer – Borne the Battle podcast
  20. Social Media Intern – Comment Moderator
  21. Social Media Intern – Instagram
  22. Social Media Intern – Social Media Special Projects
  23. YouTube Intern
  24. Special Projects Intern
  25. Web Content Management Intern
  26. WordPress Web Development
  27. Web Security Intern
  28. Social Media Analytics Intern – How Are We Doing On Social?
  29. Web Analytics Intern – Tell Us Something Interesting About Our Blog
  30. Hone Your Project Management Skills on the DME’s External Affairs Team
  31. Human Resources Intern
  32. Practice Being a Leader on the VA’s Digital Media Engagement Team
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10 Comments

  1. James July 30, 2022 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    I have close to ten acres here in Terrell, TX, but I don’t see any assistance for the state of Texas.

  2. Riley Kimminau July 28, 2022 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Whenever I try to click the apply button on any of these positions, it doesn’t take me anywhere or actually allow me to apply. I’m very interested in some of these positions but my experience with the website has been very frustrating.

    • Dominique Ramirez August 1, 2022 at 7:54 am - Reply

      Riley, the Open Opportunities website was having technical issues last week. The deadline to apply was extended to August 2nd. Hopefully you are able to try again.

  3. Laura Llanos July 27, 2022 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Are these paid internships? I am a veteran who is currently taking a break from my Graphic Design degree, which I was getting through Voc Rehab. Am I still eligible?

    [Editor: Unfortunately, the internships are unpaid. Please click the link for more details.]

  4. Sakib Rahman July 20, 2022 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Beginning Farmer and Rancher State Coordinator

  5. William Ferris July 14, 2022 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Beginning Farmer and Rancher State Coordinator – 919-621-9047
    William (Bill) Ferris william.ferris@usda.gov —- North Carolina and Maine.
    Team member in NH,VT,MA,RI,NY,CT,PA,MD,NJ,DE,WV and VA.

  6. Matthew Eugene De Rouen July 13, 2022 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    I have 5 acres in Northern New Mexico. I dont see any farm assistance programs for this State. Can you help me?

  7. DC July 13, 2022 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Here’s an idea! Why not hire an actual VET who is a graphic designer instead!

    • Bob Barker July 27, 2022 at 11:28 pm - Reply

      I’m there with you. I have 20 years experience with no job or education benefits from the VA. I would love to build on what I know so I can make a living. The VA disability doesn’t cut it.

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