Project Code: VA-USA-63

Editor - A Veteran's Story

Project Title Editor - A Veteran's Story
Project Summary Review "A Veteran’s Story" blog posts written by fellow interns 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

Are you good with a red pen? Do you have an eye for detail or an ear for awkward phrasing? Consider joining VA’s Digital Media Engagement team! Editing interns are responsible for reviewing written work and making edits as needed before submitting content to our team for final review and publishing. Blog posts are written and submitted by other interns, but need to be reviewed for typos, correct grammar and phrasing, correct use of AP Style, and adherence to VA style.

A Veteran’s Story provides in-depth 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.

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 can help ensure that every post is ready to go before it is published.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Editing and proofreading
Additional Information

To be selected for this position, you must have experience editing content for a publication, school newspaper, blog, newsletter or other communication platform. Some experience and familiarity with AP Style is preferred.
View our work: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/

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/.