Events Intern at Médecins Sans Frontierès 2018

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Doctors without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation committed to two objectives: providing medical assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion, natural and man-made disasters; and speaking out about the plight of the populations assisted.

MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Today, MSF is present in more than 60 countries, where thousands of MSF doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, and other medical and non-medical professionals work together to bring essential health services to people caught in humanitarian crises.

We have an Events Internship at Médecins Sans Frontierès 2018.

What is Friends of MSF (FoMSF)?

  • The official student support organisation for MSF, run on a voluntary basis
  • Predominantly for Medical students
  • Not part of MSF and does not therefore represent MSF


Raise awareness of humanitarian issues and MSF’s work in the field.
Encourage students to work with non-governmental organisations, specifically MSF, at some point in their carrier.


Managing Friends of MSF (FoMSF):

  • Increase MSF involvement with FoMSF
  • Enhance Students interest based FoMSF growth
  • Expand FoMSF to other Medical universities e.g Limpopo, Medusa
  • Decide, organise and host events (lectures, talks, debates)
  • Support MSF initiatives through other departments
  • Interact with other Students and FoMSF using social media and newsletter
  • Participate in MSF events, debates e.g. Annual General Meeting
  • Work with other FoMSF internationally (example, MSF UK)


  • Relevant Tertiary qualification
  • Good standard of spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be a good team-player
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good networking skills


Location: Based in Johannesburg
Contract type: 6 months with possible extension
Basic monthly salary
Applicants need to have the necessary permission and valid documents to work in SA
Start date: ASAP

Closing Date: 27 March 2018.


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