Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international humanitarian organization that is committed to two main ojectives: providing medical aid wherever needed, regardless of race, religion, politics, or sex, and raising awareness of the plight of the people we help.In emergencies and their aftermath, MSF provides health care, rehabilitates and runs hospitals and clinics, performs surgery, battles epidemics, carries out vaccination campaigns, operates feeding centers for malnourished children, and offers mental health care. When needed, MSFalso constructs wells and dispenses clean drinking water, and provides shelter materials like blankets and plastic sheeting.
Through long-term programs, MSF treats patients with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, sleeping sickness, and HIV/AIDS, and provides medical and psychological care to marginalized groups such as street children.
MSF was founded in 1971 as a nongovernmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and bear witness publicly to the plight of the people it assists. A private nonprofit association, MSF is an international network helping people in over 70 nations.
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MSF national offices are responsible for recruitment and coordination of volunteers. Interested parties are encouraged to investigate the national sites for more information.
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Interns gain practical work experience in our development, human resources, communications, executive, or program departments, as well as a basic introduction to the field of international medical humanitarian aid and advocacy. All internships will take place in our New York office.
There are three internship terms each year: February 1 – May 1, June 1 – August 15, September 17 – December 14.
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It is easy to do online donations with MSF through the national offices, who can provide tax receipts where necessary where possible. It is always best to refer to your national office for donations.
To find Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières offices in countries other than the U.S. please visit http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org