Project Code: VA-USA-66

Video/Social Media Production Assistant – Borne the Battle Podcast

Project Title Video/Social Media Production Assistant – Borne the Battle Podcast
Project Summary Provide video and social media content to support the work of the VA’s flagship “Borne the Battle” podcast.
Country United States
Agency Veterans Affairs Department
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 4
Project Description

Roles and Responsibilities:
Video / Social Media Production Assistant – Borne the Battle Podcast VA’s “Borne the Battle” podcast is seeking a passionate production assistant intern who will be responsible for providing video and social media content to support the work of the VA’s “Borne the Battle” podcast. You will prepare and produce video highlights and compilations exercising independent judgment. Other tasks include acquiring and creating social media graphics, and assisting in the creation of social media posts. We are seeking an intern pursuing a degree in video production, journalism, communications, graphic design or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills:
To be a successful production assistant the following skills a preferred: Intermediate experience in Adobe After Effects, experience in design, ability to utilize headliner.app, and introductory experience with writing for digital media. Editing experience and experience with nonlinear editing software is preferred.

Podcast Background:
VA’s “Borne the Battle” podcast is the VA’s official podcast. In 2016, DME’s launched a weekly podcast to highlight Veteran engagement, VA stories, and information on benefits and services available to Veterans.
Borne the Battle has five tenants:
- Bridge the gap between military Veterans and civilians
- Educate VA employees on their customer base
- Promote Veteran advocacy initiatives thru the voice of the Veteran
- Inspire and educate transitioning Veterans with positive stories
- Inform Veteran listeners about new information from VA as it is released

Internship Background:
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. This past year, our internship has hosted over 300 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 add to your resume, then we strongly encourage you to apply to our team.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Design thinking
Infographic design
Storytelling/blogging/vlogging
Videography
Additional Information

Must have access to media production software (Examples: Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, Final Cut, etc).

For more information please visit https://dmeinterns.org/

For more information on Borne the Battle visit: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/borne-the-battle-podcast/