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Doctors Without Borders Paid Internship in Foundations and Corporations 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 ourNew 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 contactedafter 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.

About internship

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

Objective: To assist Foundations and Corporations (F&C) section of MSF's Development Team while providing a practical learning experience to students interested in foundation and corporate fundraising through conducting basic prospect research and assisting with cultivating prospective and existing donors.


The Foundations and Corporations Intern will work closely with the F&C fundraising team offering day-to-day research and administrative support and meeting project-based needs as they arise. S/he will learn how an international organization approaches and cultivates foundation and corporations in order to receive large donations. Candidates should have interest and some knowledge of fundraising with foundations and/or corporations, particularly knowledge of corporate giving programs or cultivation processes of NGOs.

The F&C Intern will also have the opportunity, through working in the office, to learn about MSF's international programs and the role that MSF-USA plays in the MSF movement. This internship is ideal for anyone considering a career in development (fundraising), with a particular focus on large-capacity fundraising, and in the administration of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).


The Foundations and Corporations Intern will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Assist with carrying out large and small mailings (30%).
  • Assist with researching prospective and existing foundation and corporate donors (25%).
  • Customize presentations, letters, reports, and proposals; complete grant applications (20%).
  • Create and compile supplemental material upon requests by donors (consolidating budgets, gathering media, formatting articles, etc.) (20%).
  • Assist with travel and meeting coordination (inter-departmental conferences, donor visits, field visits, etc.) (5%).
  • Attend BBLs, public education events, and staff and department meetings as often as scheduling allows.

Required Skills:

  • Experience or interest in fundraising, particularly with Foundations and/or Corporations.
  • Capacity to multi-task and ability to prioritize across multiple projects.
  • Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word & Excel, constituency database).
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Genuine commitment to the principles and work of MSF.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • For a new initiative, candidates with general knowledge of, or involvement in a fandom community (e.g. video games, comics, cosplay, fanfiction, RPG, conventions) are encouraged to apply.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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