Somalia Intern, Communication for Development Support

Somalia Intern, Communication for Development Support

  • Internship

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is hiring a Somalia Intern to support the USAID Communications for Development (C4D) project in Kenya and Somalia. MSI is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with expertise in 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.

Project Summary:

In January 2023, MSI was awarded the C4D project to support USAID Kenya and East Africa (KEA) and Somalia missions in conveying the impact of USAID assistance to numerous audiences. The project provides strategic and technical advisory, production, and research services to support effective communications and outreach efforts for the USAID missions in Kenya and Somalia.

Position Summary:

The Somalia Intern will be part of the internship program supporting the USAID mission in Somalia. They will report to their assigned supervisor and be based in MSI’s Nairobi field office, with the option to work remotely as needed. The internship requires a minimum part-time commitment of 25 hours per week or a full-time commitment of 40 hours per week during regular business hours, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. This is a paid position, and the anticipated start date is soonest after presenting an offer, with an ideal availability before October 23, 2023.


  • – Translate video/audio interviews, social media posts, and other media forms between English and Somali
  • – Update the project filing system and vendors database, identifying new vendors across Somalia
  • – Classify Mission digital photo assets into themes and clusters for social media and graphic design use
  • – Develop and draft Twitter and Facebook posts for international days and Somali national holidays
  • – Track audience feedback from USAID Somalia social media platforms and provide weekly summaries
  • – Attend USAID and partner coordination meetings, write and circulate meeting minutes
  • – Support events management such as the quarterly USAID Implementing Partners meetings
  • – Contribute to daily media monitoring on traditional and social media
  • – Identify/update transport, accommodation, and conferencing vendors within the Mogadishu airport complex
  • – Monitor threat alerts in Somalia and provide context during team travels and field activities


  • – Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in business administration or a related field (required)
  • – Currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in business administration or a related field (preferred)
  • – Ability to work with non-governmental organizations, donors, development partners, or media organizations (required)
  • – Strong oral and written communication, numerical, proofreading, attention to detail, and organizational skills (required)
  • – Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite (required)
  • – Proficiency in Twitter and Facebook publishing and analytics tools (preferred)
  • – Fluency in Somali and English (required)

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. They 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.