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Doctors Without Borders Internship in Medical Editing 2016, US

Publish Date: Jul 03, 2016

Deadline: Aug 08, 2016

About program

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is pleased to announce its paid Internship Program. Interns gain practical work experience and support the work of our Communications, Development, Program, Human Resources (both for the field and the office), and Executive departments. Interns also gain a basic introduction to the field of international medical humanitarian aid and advocacy. All internships will take place in our New York office and will be paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour.

Important Information

  • This is a competitive program. Candidates will be selected on a merit basis.
  • Due to high volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted after the application deadline.
  • Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Candidates may apply for more than one term, but will only be contacted regarding the most current term.
  • International candidates are responsible for securing their U.S. work permit. If your CV indicates that you are not based in New York, please make sure to explicitly note in your cover letter that you will be available to move to New York City for the duration of the internship, if applicable.
  • All candidates are responsible for their own accommodation (and relocation, if applicable) in New York City. If your CV indicates that you are not based in New York, please make sure to explicitly note in your cover letter that you will be available to move to New York City for the duration of the internship, if applicable.
  • No calls or e-mails please regarding application status.

In addition to paid internships, Doctors Without Borders participates in work/study programs for those who qualify.

Application Instructions

If applying to more than one internship position, please send a separate application for each position. You can find application form by clicking the original link.

Internship description

Department: Medical; Communications
Type of position: Intern, paid
Time Commitment: 20 hrs/week
Duration:  3 months–4 months (depending on term)
Location: New York City

Objective: To support the Medical Editor of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), while learning about humanitarian medical research and medical/scientific publishing for an international nongovernmental organization.

Overview: The Medical Editor of MSF-USA works with medical and field staff to disseminate research findings and perspectives, and to increase the visibility of MSF medical research within medical, research, and policymaking communities. This is done through peer-reviewed journal articles; scientific conference abstracts, presentations, and posters; MSF technical publications; and special projects and events.

The Medical Editing Intern will work with the Medical Editor on further developing and updating a database of MSF research publications. An undergraduate student with interest medical publishing, library science, and humanitarian medicine would best suit this position.


  • Assist with further developing database tools to store and disseminate information on MSF publications (50%).
  • Perform literature searches for articles on various medical topics (20%).
  • Enter data on MSF research publications into databases (20%).
  • Other tasks as assigned (10%).

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word,
  • Proficiency in medical literature searches (PubMed, Google Scholar),
  • Good understanding of scientific/medical publication practices,
  • Excellent research and writing skills,
  • Strong interest in medical/scientific publishing and humanitarian medicine and research.

Preferred Skills:

  • Programming experience in Visual Basic,
  • Background knowledge of data structures, relationship-based databases,
  • Expertise and interest in knowledge management and/or outcomes research,
  • Experience using reference management tools such as Mendeley.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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