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Fall 2017: Virginia Department of Social Services - Web Design Intern

Aug 23, 2017

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

Job Description:
The Division of Public Affairs: Web Design Intern is an entry-level, part-time position that is responsible for assisting with web design and development projects. This position supports the Virginia Department of Social Services’ (VDSS) Public Affairs Digital Content Manager and Web Designer/Developer with building and editing HTML pages; uploading changes onto the website; and assessing the user experience and functionality challenges of digital platforms.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of HTML and CSS. Experience using PC computers including Outlook, Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects.

Preferred Qualifications:
Degree (earned or in-progress) from an accredited college with a concentration in web-development, information technology or a related field or a combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work. Knowledge of the design, implementation and maintenance process of an organization’s public website, Intranet, and content management systems (CMS).


About the Virginia Department of Social Services:

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is a state supervised and locally administered social services system. Providing oversight and guidance to 120 local offices across the state, VDSS delivers a wide variety of services and benefits to over 1.6 million Virginians each year.


VDSS' programs are designed to help Virginia's most vulnerable citizens find permanent solutions to life's many challenges. The Department is responsible for administering a variety of programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Adoption, Child Care Assistance, Refugee Resettlement Services, and Child and Adult Protective Services.


Our goal is to promote the well-being of our citizens through the delivery of essential services and benefits to ensure families are strengthened, and individuals achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.


Instructions for applying:

Students interested in applying for a fall internship with VDSS may email Sydney Bernstein-Miller at with their resume along with a letter of interest outlining their experience, skills, areas of specialty/interest, etc.