Paid Internship to Support the Doctors Without Borders Web Team 2016, US

Publish Date: Aug 02, 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.

About internship

Department: 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 Web Team and the global MSF Web platform with visual design assistance while providing a comprehensive learning experience to an individual interested in Web content strategy, user experience design, project management, and humanitarian nonprofit work.

Overview: The Web Intern will work closely with the Web Manager, developers, and communications staff, offering day-to-day support and meeting project-based needs as they arise. The Web Intern will have the opportunity to contribute creatively to a constantly evolving, highly-visited global humanitarian website platform consisting of multiple country sites as well as speciality campaign and program-based sites while improving his/her design, development, and/or content management skills. A individual looking to utilize User Experience and Web design skills, whether learned within the context of a degree program, apprenticeship, or an independent study, for a good cause and to learn more about Web/digital strategy and content management for nonprofits will be perfectly suited for this position. The selected candidate must be willing to commit to this internship for the duration of the semester. 


The Web Internship will focus heavily on Web Design. However, the intern will be expected to perform any of the following tasks, in order of importance and current need:

  • Design web layouts, graphics, banners, buttons, and related digital elements.
  • Learn or improve understanding of Drupal, including contributing to content management, site building, and maintenance.
  • Monitor and produce web metrics.
  • Post content to websites and assist with administrative tasks.
  • Participate in discussions regarding site development and growth.

Required Skills:

  • An understanding of Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Drupal and Wordpress; comfortable with analyzing Web pages,
  • Ability to use Photoshop (or other ACS programs) for Web and graphic design,
  • Comfortable understanding and writing HTML,
  • Attention to detail; excellent proofreading and grammar skills,
  • Ability to troubleshoot one’s own work,
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage own time,
  • Comfortable working on both PC and Mac platforms.

Preferred Skills:

  • Expertise in Photoshop.
  • Coding skills (CSS, PHP, and/or Javascript).

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