Project Code: VA-USA-54

Writing Intern – Borne the Battle Podcast

Project Title Writing Intern – Borne the Battle Podcast
Project Summary The VA’s “Borne the Battle” podcast is seeking a passionate writing intern who can support podcast show concepts and enhance the current program line-up and continuity through performing writing activities for the podcast team.
Country United States
Agency Veterans Affairs Department
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 5
Project Description

Roles and Responsibilities:
Develops and writes copy for blogs, show notes, newsletter, social media posts for podcast episodes. Directly and through key subordinates, sets and ensures compliance with the highest levels of professionalism in all aspects of assigned episodes.

Skills and Experience:
Introductory experience with journalism, writing for digital media. Editing, experience with Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Calendar is preferred.

Seeking an intern pursuing a degree in English, journalism, communications, or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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)
Editing and proofreading
Storytelling/blogging/vlogging
Writing
Additional Information

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/