Congratulations to new VSFS intern Emma Davis (BA History & French)

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Congratulations to Emma Davis (FSU Class of 2022) who just got offered an internship with the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) for the academic year 2020/21. Emma applied for 3 different projects and received an offer for her top choice working with the National Cemetery Association. The project she will be working on is called “Digital Storyteller: National Cemetery People and Places.” It is meant to tell the stories, especially through digital projects, of veterans from all US wars buried in military cemeteries.

Are you interested in applying for a VSFS internship next year? Applications are accepted throughout the month of July. Emma updated her resume over the summer and worked on her personal statement for most of July. She explained: “The application had a really small character limit, so it was a little challenging to write!” After an interview with the National Cemetery Association, Emma was offered the internship.

Being a virtual intern means working around 10 hours a week while being enrolled for classes. A variety of projects are offered by different federal agencies. Different projects are asking for different skills and some involve foreign languages. The internships are unpaid but offer real work experience. Emma is excited to get started: “It really is a wonderful opportunity — I found out about it through the History department!”