Writing Intern – Digital Media Engagement Team

Employer Department of Veterans Affairs - Central Office
Location Remote - Washington DC HQ
Type Internship
Apply by Ongoing
More details https://news.va.gov/88776/want-join-vas-digital-media-engagement-virtual-volunteer-program/
Posted on December 5, 2022


Join the Veterans Affairs Digital Media Engagement Team to collaborate with fellow volunteer and interns to create blog posts for the VA News website (https://news.va.gov/). Roles range from interviewing Veterans to researching facts about Veterans and writing about memorable Veteran experiences.

What You’ll Do:
Writing Interns are responsible for writing feature articles, blogs, and other communication products intended to inform Veterans, their family members, and the public on matters affecting their daily lives from health care and insurance to monetary compensation and suicide prevention. In this role, there are various projects you can use your writing expertise in:

1) Veteran of the Day (VOD): As a writing intern, most of your time will be researching Veterans from various backgrounds and completing write-ups about their service and the life they have lived. One Veteran gets highlighted each day so the impact is widespread and daily.

2) Operation Song: As a content creator, you will work with Operation Song, a nonprofit organization based in Tennessee that uses musical therapy to help Veterans. You will contact and interview Veterans who have used musical therapy through the nonprofit organization. Then, you will create blog posts highlighting those Veterans. You may be asked to reach out to providers of other forms of therapy to write about the Veterans that they treat. The core of this project is to tell the stories of Veterans who have benefited from various forms of treatment. Your efforts will help to show other Veterans the progress and improvements can be made through these amazing treatment opportunities.

Your efforts will delve deeper into what Veterans have done through their service and share with our large audience. Writing interns have the potential to be involved in one, two, or all projects as a writing intern with us. There is immense room to grow professionally and serve the Veteran population through writing. This role requires proficiency in writing for digital media, communication, collaboration, Microsoft Word access and proficiency, time management, storytelling, and a willingness to learn. Writings are expected to adhere to AP Style. Our communication work is a representation of VA as a whole. Publishing accurate, quality work is one of our team’s most important obligations, so we are looking for people who are willing to contribute to this team goal.

Currently, this is a volunteer opportunity. However, it can turn into an internship with the Virtual Student Federal Internship once it reopens for applications.

To apply, simply fill out this form and our team will contact you: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddaI3Y_w96eplnfa24dxXcsUh5iIY8LlOpFOQDUSFGsr6W-Q/viewform

For any questions, email us directly at dmevolunteers.va@gmail.com.

You can also find more information about the DME Internship Team at: https://www.dmeinterns.org/