Project Code: VA-USA-70

Find awesome photos for the VA to use on Social Media

Project Title Find awesome photos for the VA to use on Social Media
Project Summary In this project, you will be creating a useful stock of photos that are able to be used in social media and blog posts. You will be expected to upload these photos to a service like flickr, where they can be easily searched and downloaded by VA's content creators.
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

As a part of this project, you will also be expected to add relevant tags to each image. Is the image from World War II? If so, tag it as "WWII". Is the image from Vietnam? If so, tag it as "Vietnam". The overall goal will be for you to create a database of sorts for VA's content creators to source images that can be used for their blog posts and other social media posts.

You can start by scouring the VAntage Point blog looking for photos that can be easily used. You download them to your computer and upload them to a photo sharing site like flickr and then add appropriate tags. You can also follow the various social media accounts of VA offices and use their photos and add appropriate tags. Additionally, you may look to sources such as the library of congress or other federal agencies for photos that may be related to various Veteran services, military branches, wars, etc. You can add them to the collection.

Over time, your goal will be to amass a vast repository of photos that VA content creators can use to publish social media and blog posts. Each photo will be thoroughly tagged for ease of search and identification. This will greatly improve the ease with which VA's content creators can find photos to go with their written work.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Research
Additional Information

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/.