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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers impartial medical care to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care in over 70 countries.
We welcome candidates who bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to join us in working toward MSF’s common mission.
Our dynamic Development Department is responsible for raising over $265 million annually in funds in order to meet the financial needs of our organization which allows MSF to carry out its mission effectively and efficiently.
In the Development Department, the major gifts team of the Development Department is responsible for raising nearly $80 million from major donors.
The Major Gift Intern will be supporting the administrative activities of the Major Gift Director, Officer, and the activities of the Major Gifts Staff. S/he will learn how an organization approaches and cultivates individuals in order to receive large donations. S/he 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), and in the administration of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Objective: To assist Major Gifts section of MSF's Development Team while providing basic knowledge of non-profit fundraising.
The Major Gifts Intern will be expected to perform the following tasks:
  • Help manage major donor events e.g. mail invitations, maintain RSVP list (25%)
  • Assist with large and small mailings (25%)
  • Review and correct donor database records, and possibly assist in conversion from one donor database to another (20%)
  • Attend BBLs, public education events, and staff and department meetings as often as scheduling allows
  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Excel, database)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Genuine commitment to the principles and work of MSF
No phone calls or emails please.

Please note that neither relocation assistance nor visa sponsorship will be offered for this position.
MSF-USA/Doctors Without Borders is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No employee, or applicant for employment, shall be discriminated against in any term or condition of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. We are constantly striving to make our organization anti-racist. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values. As an employee, you become part of that mission. We expect this same commitment from our staff.
Pay Class & Contract Type
Intern Nonexempt 
$15 per hour
Working Time (Hours Per Week)