Project Code: VA-USA-40

Writer - A Veteran's Story

Project Title Writer - A Veteran's Story
Project Summary Write stories about the extraordinary deeds of American Veterans through the A Veteran’s Story project for publishing on the VAntage Point blog and official VA social feeds with a monthly audience of over 2 million.
Country United States
Agency Veterans Affairs Department
DoS Office N/A
Office Symbol OPIA
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 50
Project Description

Do you enjoy a good story? Consider joining VA’s office of Digital Media Engagement as a writing intern. 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. Much of the writing work for this position will be focused on telling the stories of amazing Veterans by writing posts for the A Veteran’s Story feature, though there is often additional opportunities to work on special writing projects.

A Veteran’s Story tells stories about a Veteran’s excellent work during or after their service. These pieces do not simply recount key details of a Veteran’s service, but provide deeper information and allow more creative freedom in storytelling. Interns that wish to share Veteran stories with more depth and creativity typically participate in A Veteran’s Story.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Writing
Additional Information

Please view our blog to see the various written content our team produces. Be sure to note the level of quality and the style of writing of those posts. If you are selected for this internship, this is the level of work you will be expected to produce.

Writings are expected to adhere to AP Style and VA’s style. Our communication work is a representation of the 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.

Check out some of our work: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/category/veteran/.

The Department of Veterans Affairs' Digital Media Engagement Team internship is one of the largest and most established internship programs available through the Virtual Student Federal Service. Last year, our internship had approximately 120 interns in various departments and leadership positions. If you want to join a team that is well structured and will offer meaningful work that will help you build skills that you can actually add to your resume, then you should definitely join our team.

For more information about interning with the Department of Veterans Affairs' Digital Media Engagement Team VSFS Internship program, please visit: https://dmeinterns.org/.