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Scaling Up Operations Intern

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 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


Project Summary:

The Scaling Up Community of Practice (CoP) is a global volunteer organization that supports the development community's ability to design and deliver sustainable solutions. The CoP has Executive Committee members and heads of nine working groups.


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


Position Summary:

The Scaling Up Operations Intern will support the Scaling Up Community of Practice (CoP) Executive Committee members and the heads of the nine working groups with administrative support, online event management, website administration, meeting logistics, and other needs as they arise. This internship will require a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule and is presently remote. This is a paid position, and we anticipate the candidate starting soonest after presenting an offer.



  • Support the coordination of several online events including scheduling, membership management, and creation of marketing materials.
  • Use WordPress knowledge to improve and optimize the CoP website.
  • Maintain records of membership participation and CoP content production.
  • Collaborate in concept development to create intuitive and engaging experiences for CoP members and working group chairs.
  • Improve functionality, flow, and design of the CoP website to improve member experience.



  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum one year of relative experience preferred.
  • Experience with WordPress, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Teams, and Web design required.
  • Strong online event management and marketing skills preferred.
  • Professional demeanor and communication skills, especially via email and by phone.
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize within a multi-tasking environment.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, required.


At MSI Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. MSI Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.


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.


Pay Transparency Statement:

The compensation for our internship program is $17.50 per hour.


Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.


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