Strategic Evaluation and Analysis Practice Internship, Arlington, VA At Management Systems International

Strategic Evaluation and Analysis Internship, Arlington, VA

Company Profile:

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Afghanistan, Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at

MSI has a comprehensive, paid internship program that provides talented individuals an opportunity to gain practical skills and experience in a wide range of roles. We are proud to have worked in partnership with USAID, DFID and numerous other clients in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world.

This intern will provide support to the Central African Region Third-party Monioring (CART) project. CART monitors about ten organizations each month, which deliver humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in central Africa. CART then prepares a report of its finding for each organization. The intern will review each of these reports each month to (1) identify any sections of the reports that are inconsistent or unclear, (2) rewrite the prose to professional standard writing, and (3) proofread and edit report to correct spelling and grammatical errors. On occasion, the intern will also be asked to review primary data to clarify report findings or develop graphs and tables.

This internship is perfect for individuals who are interested in:

  • Reviewing and revising/editing short research reports prepared by teams conducting field research in central Africa and in Afghanistan.
  • Analyzing or re-analyzing data collected by field teams, including interview notes or survey data.
  • Supporting the development of IT dashboards that providing research data to clients.
  • Supporting the SEA practice overall business strategy, including attending SEA meetings, taking notes, conducting research on potential clients or opportunities and editing products.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline (e.g., political science, sociology, anthropology) required
  • Experience conducting or managing social science research, or analyzing social science research conducted by others. This could include surveys, key informant interviews or literature reviews. Statistical skills would be valuable, but are not required.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proficency in Microsoft Office Suite required, familiarity with SPSS, Stata or R are preferred
  • Fluency in English required. Strong French language capabilities would be a plus

Our paid internship program is for people who are passionate about international development. Internships are generally seasonal but can last up to a year with mutual interest from both intern and team. Interns work a flexible schedule of 28 hours per week.

Many department directors and technical staff began their careers as interns at MSI. The internship program starts you off on the right path, where you can see up front the challenges and rewards of providing more effective development worldwide.

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with Reasonable Accommodations in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

*Please note: U.S. work authorization is required for this position.*

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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