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 VSFS Job Code, Department Head, Email Address, and Slack Channel

 

  • Accessibility

Executive Leadership Team: Jennifer Moreno

Email: accessibility.elt@dmeinterns.org

 

Department Head: Daniel Dames

 

Email: accessibility.dh@dmeinterns.org

 

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

 

  • Analytics Social

 

Executive Leadership Team: Lauren Lee

 

Email: analytics.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Vaishali Marar

Email: analytics.dh@dmeinterns.org

 

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

 

  • Analytics Web

 

Executive Leadership Team: Lauren Lee

 

Email: analytics.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Vaishali Marar

Email: analytics.dh@dmeinterns.org

Division Officer: Ahmed Elmaboub

 

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

 

  • Editing

Executive Leadership Team: Ifeoma Ikedionwu

Email: write.edit.elt@dmeinterns.org

 

Department Head: Anne George

Co–Department Head: Michelle Cannon

 

Email: editing.dh@dmeinterns.org

 

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKAH3KPL2

 

  • Facebook

Executive Leadership Team: Atifa Hoque

Email: socialmedia.elt@dmeinterns.org

 

Department Head: Steven Sullivan

 

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: Crystal Moore

Co–Department Head: Kelly Wun

 

Email: researchers.dh@dmeinterns.org

 

Slack Channel: https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKN026XC0

 

  • 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: Steven Sullivan

Co–Department Head: Suzannah Kozlowski

 

Email: human.resources.dh@dmeinterns.org

 

Division Officers: Chris H and Kimberlyn Quon

 

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

 

  • Instagram

 

Executive Leadership Team: Atifa Hoque

Email: socialmedia.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Steven Sullivan

 

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

Co–Department Head: Kelly Wun

 

Email: photo.finders.dh@dmeinterns.org

 

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

 

  • Podcast  

Podcast Host: Tanner Iskra

Department Head: Mary Adams

 

Email: podcast.dh@dmeinterns.org

 

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

 

  • Special Projects

    • A Veteran’s Story

Executive Leadership Team: Ifeoma Ikedionwu

Email: write.edit.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Heads: Mitchell Hale and Michaela Yesis

 

Email: avs.dh@dmeinterns.org

 

Slack Channel : https://dme-interns-2019.slack.com/messages/CKT9XKKRN

 

    • Operation Song 

Executive Leadership Team: Ifeoma Ikedionwu

Email: write.edit.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Mitchell Hale

 

Email: op.song.dh@dmeinterns.org

 

Slack Channel: https://app.slack.com/client/TJBE1U7SS/CLYB3G7GD

 

  • Twitter

Executive Leadership Team: Atifa Hoque

Email: socialmedia.elt@dmeinterns.org

 

Department Head: Steven Sullivan

 

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.dev.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Head: Lonn Dugan

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.content.elt@dmeinterns.org

 

Email: web.content.dh@dmeinterns.org

Division Officer: Yasmeen Natzle

Email web.content.do@dmeinterns.org

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

 

  • Writing 

Executive Leadership Team: Ifeoma Ikedionwu

Email: write.edit.elt@dmeinterns.org

Department Heads: Adelaide Choi and Nicholas Rogers Dillon

Email: writing.dh@dmeinterns.org

 

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