Position Summary: Management Systems International (MSI) is now taking applications for the Project Management Internship positions. MSI’s Internship program is for individuals who have an interest and prior experience in international development. The goal of the internship program is to allow interns to learn and grow professionally and the internship will provide each individual an opportunity to use and refine his/her own skills. MSI works to ensure that interns are well-engaged in the MSI work community. As often as possible, we match interns with projects that best suit both their skills and interests.
Responsibilities: Upon arrival at MSI, interns are given a brief orientation introducing them to some of the tools that they will need for their internship. Project Management interns are assigned to work on specific MSI projects as well as support tasks primarily focusing on logistical, contractual and financial management. Typical tasks may include:
• Tracking project financial management information; • Research budget information; • Reviewing field expense reports; • Coordinating international travel arrangements; • Basic translation of documents; • Background research to support projects; • Copy editing for donor reports; and, • Database manipulation.
Key skills to a successful internship at MSI are: • Keen interest in international development; • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize within a multi-tasking environment; • Diplomatic communication skills particularly by email; • Team focused approach; • Microsoft Office skills, particularly Microsoft Excel; • Additional skills of interest are secondary language skills – (French, Spanish, Russian, Urdu, Dari, Pashto, Farsi or Arabic); IT/web development, training, etc.
Internships require a commitment of up to 32 hours per week. Applicants residing or attending school in the D.C. Metropolitan area will be given preference. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This is a paid position.
How to apply:
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.