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Doctors Without Borders Paid Internship to Provide Administrative Assistance to the Exhibition Project Support Team 2016, US

Publish Date: Jul 04, 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.

About internship

Position Title: Exhibition Intern

Reports to: Special Projects Coordinator

Type of position: Intern, paid

Time Commitment: 20 hrs/week

Duration: 3 months–4 months (depending on term)

Location: New York City

Objective: To provide administrative assistance to the exhibition project support team in the form of volunteer management and education outreach and booking of group tours.

Overview: Doctors Without Borders’ Forced from Home is an outdoor, interactive educational exhibition designed to raise public awareness about the plight of the world’s 60 million refugees and displaced people uprooted by war and conflict. Through this exhibition visitor are asked to imagine experiencing what it is like to be a refugee forced to leave their homes because of war, conflict, disease, or harsh environments. Forced From Home will travel throughout the US and Canada for the next three years, attracting approximately 1,500 visitors per day.

The Exhibition Intern, in collaboration with the project support team, will be primarily responsible for coordinating all of the volunteer resources required for the successful operation of the tour. Additionally, the Exhibition Intern will assist with outreach to the education community, and will assist with the registration of school group tours. This is a hands-on office based position, offering the opportunity to become familiar with the tools through which MSF communicates its message to the general public. The ideal candidate will contribute creatively to these and other ongoing projects, while providing administrative support to the Exhibition team.

An undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in event planning, marketing, public education, or exhibition design would be best suited for this position.

Duties: The Exhibition Intern will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Volunteer planning and coordination, including outreach to target audiences such as MSF Association Members, Donors, and partner volunteer organizations. The Exhibition Intern prepares volunteers for their duties, works with them to design a schedule, and shares this roster with the project support team (50%).
  • School group tour coordination, including outreach to existing leads and prospective school attendees, and assisting the Administration Coordinator with the booking of school group tours of the exhibition. The Exhibition Intern prepares school groups for attendance through regular correspondence with teachers and principals, and by fulfilling distribution of educational tools and information created by the New York office (40%).
  • Administrative support to the Exhibition Project Team (10%).


  • Strong interest in event planning, marketing, public education, or exhibition design.

  • Research experience and good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience in event planning a plus.

  • Above average computer literacy preferred, with an emphasis on Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Strong professional, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Excellent phone manner, including comfort when cold calling schools, volunteers, and partner organizations.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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