Navigating the Internship

The Organizational Structure

 

Before we get right into training your specific department, it is important to understand the hierarchy of everyone on the team. The Digital Media Engagement (DME) team has a lot of moving parts. As the internship progresses, there will be an overlap between departments with special projects or opportunities to help support another department using the skills of your own department. It is important to know who is who and how the structure of the team functions so that, as an intern, you can easily navigate within your team or other teams.

A visual representation of the organizational structure of the Digital Media Engagement (DME) Team is shown below, followed by an alphabetical list of departments. Under each department heading you will find the Executive Leadership Team member, Department Head(s), and Division Officer (if the department has one) for that department, along as with their email addresses and the URL for the department’s Slack channel. This information is more up-to-date than the names listed in the graphic below, which was created for the 2019 internship and thus does not accurately reflect the current leadership team. The overall structure of the organization as depicted in the graphic, however, remains the same.

 

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Alphabetical List of VA DME Internship Departments

Including: Department Head, Email Address, and Slack Channel

 

  • Accessibility

Executive Leadership Team: Daniel Dames

Email: accessibility.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Olivia Chioffi

Email: accessibility.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKAH2PKJN

 

  • Analytics Social

Executive Leadership Team: Ivan Shires

Email: analytics.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Kaitlyn Sao

Email: analytics.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CM8NH7PKQ

 

  • Analytics Web

Executive Leadership Team: Ivan Shires

Email: analytics.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Kaitlyn Sao

Email: analytics.dh@dmeinterns.org

Division Officer: Ahmed Elmaboub

Slack Channel:https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CLV5E14D8

 

  • Editing

Executive Leadership Team: Adelaide Choi

Email: write.edit.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Heads: Claire Pei and Elissa Tatum

Email: editing.dh@dmeinterns.org

Vet Resources Division Officers: Sarah Kowalewski and Lauren Dahler

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKAH3KPL

 

  • Facebook

Executive Leadership Team: Claire Bednarski

Email: socialmedia.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Ashley Oliver

Email: facebook.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKPRDSQBH

 

  • Fact Checking / Researcher 

Executive Leadership Team: Kat Blanchard

Email: researchers.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Abby Sonnier

Email: researchers.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKN026XC

 

  • Graphic Design

Executive Leadership Team: Emma Catlett

Email: graphic.design.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Heads: Sarah Kowalski and Kimber Garland

Email: graphic.design.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKMFEM6NQ

 

  • Human Resources 

Executive Leadership Team: Jennifer Moreno

Email: human.resources.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Erin Schoemann

Email: human.resources.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKAHKUTGB

 

  • Instagram

Executive Leadership Team: Calire Bednarski

Email: socialmedia.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Ashley Oliver

Email: instagram.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKQ4P2G78

 

  • Photo Finders 

Executive Leadership Team: Kat Blanchard

Email: researchers.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Crystal Moore

Email: photo.finders.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CMDK69M1U

 

  • Podcast 

Podcast Host: Tanner Iskra

Podcast ELT: Shannon Moran

Email: podcast.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Mary Adams

Email: podcast.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CM7V32B8Q

 

Department Heads:  Isabel Nulter and Calvin Wong

Email: special.projects@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://app.slack.com/client/TJBE1U7SS/C018LCYNVPG/thread/CJ2V5BX8R-1569960819.457100

  • Twitter

Executive Leadership Team: Claire Bednarski

Email: socialmedia.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Ashley Oliver

Email: twitter.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKQ4NHXN2

 

  • Web

    Web Development

Executive Leadership Team: Narayan Kulkarni

Email: web.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Dylan Stetts

Email: web.dev.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKQ4G0VQW

 

 Web Content Management

Executive Leadership Team: Narayan Kulkarni

Email: web.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Yasmeen Natzle

Email web.content.dh@dmeinterns.org

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKN11PWRW

 

 Web Security 

                     Executive Leadership Team: Narayan Kulkarni

                    Email: web.elt@dmeinterns.org

                    Department Head: Yasmeen Natzle

                   Email web.security.dh@dmeinterns.org

                   Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKN11PWRW

 

  • Writing

Executive Leadership Team: Adelaide Choi

Email: write.edit.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Heads: Jewel Luckow and Sarah Concepcion

Email: writing.dh@dmeinterns.org 

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKN0GTHTP