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Doctors Without Borders Planned Giving Internship 2016, US

Publish Date: Jul 13, 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

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

Objective: To assist the Planned Giving section of the Development department within Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Overview: The Planned Giving Intern primarily supports the administrative activities of the Planned Giving team. S/he will learn how a large, non-governmental organization (NGO) administers bequests and other planned gifts, and cultivates individuals who could include or have included MSF in their estate plans. S/he will also have the opportunity to learn about MSF's operations and international medical programs in more than 70 countries around the world. This internship is well-suited for anyone considering a career in development (fundraising), and in the administration of non-profit organizations or NGOs.


The Planned Giving Intern will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Review bequest notices (notices from attorneys that MSF has been named in a donor’s will) and other estate documents, while entering all information in database.
  • Communicate effectively via telephone with estate executors, attorneys, and donors.
  • Assist with processing other planned gifts, including Charitable Gift Annuities.
  • Prepare and send letters to donors who request more information about MSF’s planned giving opportunities.
  • Review and correct donor database records.
  • Complete other administrative tasks as assigned by Planned Giving Officer.
  • Attend MSF internal presentations, public education events, and staff and department meetings as often as scheduling allows.

Required Skills:

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel).
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Experience with large databases or donor management systems (i.e. Revolution Online, Raiser’s Edge, Team Approach).
  • Genuine commitment to MSF’s principles and work.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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