Recruitment Intern

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: New York City, NY, US, 10006 Oakland, CA, US, 94612 Washington, D.C., DC, US, 20036

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.





The Field Human Resources Department (Field HR) is responsible for recruitment, selection, placement, and retainment of qualified and well-suited field staff to meet the human resource needs of MSF field operations across 70+ countries worldwide.






Objective: To provide support to the Field HR recruitment team while offering a practical learning experience to someone interested in NGO recruitment, international human resources, public events and marketing.


The Recruitment Intern will support the ongoing work of the Unit through the support of administrative tasks, planning and preparing recruitment outreach activities, speaking events and targeted discussions, including webinars and conferences, and assisting with staff onboarding in the NY office. This is a hands-on position providing the opportunity to become familiar with the recruitment process, talent sourcing and tools through which MSF communicates its recruitment message to the general public. The ideal candidate will contribute creatively to new and ongoing projects, while providing logistical and administrative support to the Field HR Recruitment team.

A candidate with an interest in event planning, human resources and recruitment, research, communications, advertising or marketing would be best suited for this position.







  • Project-based planning, including research into outreach target audiences, preparation and logistical support of recruitment events and activities, and coordinating materials for speaking events, webinars, and other presentations
  • Creating and updating outreach materials and contact lists
  • Manage triage and follow up on public inquiries (incl. Field HR Inbox)
  • Support HERO systems data entry and files transfer to MSF Field HR SharePoint site
  • Logistical support for Welcome Days onboarding for newly hired field staff
  • Other administrative support to Recruitment Team and across other units in People & Culture department 









  • Strong interest in international human resources, recruitment, event planning or public education
  • 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



Expected to work in a hybrid work environment with the ability to come into the NYC office a minimum of 2 times a week.


Please note that relocation assistance NOR visa sponsorship will be offered for this position.


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


 Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


Your Safety Matters: Vaccination and booster against COVID-19 is a requirement at MSF - USA


Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:


MSF-USA is committed to building a diverse, unbiased, and inclusive workforce. MSF-USA is an equal opportunity employer; we recruit, hire, train, promote, develop, and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person’s gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other differences consistent with applicable laws. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for disabilities, or religious beliefs and practices. Members of communities historically underrepresented in the Humanitarian Aid sector are encouraged to apply. 


If you have a disability of some kind and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources by emailing us: Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis





Pay Class & Contract Type

Intern Nonexempt 



15 per hour


Working Time (Hours Per Week)


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