Project Code: VA-USA-53

Editor - Instagram

Project Title Editor - Instagram
Project Summary Review and edit Instagram posts written by fellow interns for publishing on the VA's official Instagram channel with an audience of over 130,000.
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 as an editing intern for the Instagram Editor project. Editing interns are responsible for reviewing written work and making edits as needed before submitting them to our team for final review and publishing. Our interns generally source Instagram posts from the social media posts of various VA Medical Centers and program offices. They rewrite these posts for a national Instagram audience, but they need to be reviewed for typos, correct grammar and phrasing, correct use of AP Style, proper hashtags and Instagram handles as well as adherence to VA style guidelines.

Our communication work is a representation of the VA as a whole. Publishing accurate, quality work is one of our team’s most important jobs, so we are looking for people who can ensure that every post we make on Instagram does credit to the VA and the Veterans we serve.

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

To see our Instagram content, please visit: https://www.instagram.com/deptvetaffairs/.

Our team uses Salesforce Social Studio to schedule content for our social media channels. You will be given an account on our Salesforce Social Studio platform and will be trained in how to use it in order to schedule social content. This will be valuable experience to add to your repertoire and will be a tremendous help to the VA and to Veterans.

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/.