Social Work Intern (Unpaid Volunteer)

Date: Jun 17, 2021

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.






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 growing needs of MSF field operations.  The Psychosocial Care Unit provides emotional support to the field staff.






The Social Work Student Intern will complete assignments agreed between the Field Supervisor and the Field Placement Office of the student’s university. These may include direct clinical work, giving presentations, developing materials, conducting research.






Duties can include some or all of the following based on needs:


  • Briefings and debriefings of humanitarian workers
  • Presentations on stress management and other topics
  • Development of resource materials
  • Conducting research.







The Student must be enrolled in a Masters of Social Work program at an accredited university which has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Psychosocial Care Unit of Doctors without Borders/MSF-USA. This is an unpaid internship which qualifies for academic credit.






Pay Class & Contract Type




Unpaid Internship


Working Time (Hours Per Week)


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