VA DME Internship Program

About VA DME Internship Program

The VA DME Internship Program is a proud participant in the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program, which allows students to work on projects that advance the federal government’s work on many fronts. The DME Internship offers the opportunity to participate virtually with students from a variety of backgrounds and locations to assist the Department of Veterans Affairs in developing creative communication channels to better reach Veterans.

DME Interns aid in areas such as research, graphic design, writing, editing, social media analytics, accessibility, transcription, comment moderation, human resources, web development, podcast production, and a host of other activities. The VA’s social media pages on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and the VAntage Point blog often feature our interns’ work. Interns also play a key role in developing the VA’s weekly Borne the Battle podcast.


You can find the internship listing by searching for “VSFS” or “Virtual Student Federal Service” on
USAJOBS. An applicant must complete the VSFS online application, which is outlined at in the section titled “Application Process.”
Prospective interns must also choose at least 1 internship offered by the DME Team as one of their top
3 preferred projects.

See further details in the PDF attached to this page.


Department Head of Special Projects

September 2019 Memphis, TN
“I really like the flexibility that the program offers by being a virtual internship. It allows me to complete my work and meet my required weekly hours at my convenience, which is a huge benefit as a busy college student. I also love the diversity of projects available. Before I was promoted to Department Head, I was a regular writing intern. In this role I had the chance to interview Veterans about their service, their life after their service, their mental health, their family, the music they make, and much more. I also was able to develop my research skills by using online archives and looking through old newspapers to find more information about a Veteran's life and service. ”

Department Head Web Analytics

August 2022 - March 2023 Washington, DC
“I particularly enjoyed the collaborative and respectful atmosphere fostered by the DME team. Their dedication to providing exceptional training and sharing invaluable recommendations contributed to an enriching and enjoyable experience. Additionally, the opportunity to master a diverse array of software tools and communication techniques has been instrumental in my professional growth.”
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