Planned Gift Administration Intern

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: New York City, NY, US, 10006

Organization: Doctors Without Borders | Médecins Sans Frontières

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 $700 million annually to support the mission of the organization.


The Planned Gift Administration team is responsible for securing approximately $120 million in matured planned gifts.






The Planned Gift Administration Intern primarily supports the administrative activities of the Planned Gift Administration team. They will learn how a large, non-governmental organization (NGO) administers bequests from estates and trusts. They 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, or in estate planning.






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

  • Review new bequest notices (notices from attorneys or other representatives that MSF has been named in a donor’s will or trust), set up estate in our database and enter all relevant information.
  • Keep database updated with new critical information as we learn of estates’ progress.
  • Maintain all electronic estate files and communications.
  • Prepare letters to send out to estate executors, attorneys, and donors as needed.
  • Assist with mail sorting and scanning.
  • Complete other administrative tasks and special projects as assigned.


Attend virtual MSF internal presentations, public education events, and staff and department meetings as scheduling allows.







  • 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. Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge)
  • Genuine commitment to MSF’s principles and work.
  • Genuine commitment to MSF’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion.


No phone calls or emails please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Please note that neither relocation assistance nor visa sponsorship will be offered for this position. 



This internship is located in our New York, NY office.


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)


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City