MSFCH Associative Intern

MSFCH Associative Intern

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Médecins Sans Frontières Suisse


Internships at MSF are part of an intra- or extra-academic course, or according to federal professional integration measures lien Etat de Genève : engager un-e stagiaire. A tripartite internship agreement is mandatory.

Context & Mission

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

Through MSF associations, members, who are all present or former MSF employees or volunteers, have the right and responsibility to voice their opinions and contribute to the definition and guidance of MSF's social mission. The associations bring together individuals in formal and informal debates and activities - in the field, in associative gatherings at national and regional levels and in an annual international assembly.

The associative bodies are responsible for guaranteeing the respect for MSF values and principles, safeguarding and guiding MSF’s social mission, and hold the executive bodies to account.

The Association of MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) counts approximately 900 active members. The MSFCH Associative Team works in a supportive capacity to the Board of Directors and the Association.

Under the general direction of the Board, the role of the Associative Team is to foster leadership and activism within the MSFCH Association and to cultivate a strong, vibrant, well-informed membership that is able to assume its responsibility to elect the members of the Board, to engage in formal associative gatherings such as Board meetings and the annual General Assembly, and initiate and participate in key debates surrounding the humanitarian activities of MSF as a whole in order to provide ongoing guidance to MSFCH and the MSF movement.

The Associative Internship aims at providing support to the further development of a meaningful associative dynamic in MSFCH, allowing the Intern to gain valuable insights into all the different associative facets, its functioning and its main purposes. The Intern will also be responsible for specific projects. As such, the Association & Networking Coordinator will ensure that the internship objectives are fulfilled, and the intern has a diverse, interesting and meaningful learning experience.

Tasks and responsibilities

The position of MSFCH Associative Intern supports the MSFCH Board and the MSFCH Associative Team in its tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support to the development and strengthening of the MSFCH/OCG Associative Network
  • Support information sharing and the production of information/communication material
  • Support information sharing and the production of information/communication material
  • Support information sharing and the production of information/communication material

Your profile


  • Bachelor (or equivalent)


  • Writing/Content development
  • Event Organisation
  • Website/Social media platforms
  • Translations
  • Administration


  • French – excellent competencies both written & orally
  • English – excellent competencies both written & orally
  • German (an asset)

Personal Abilities

  • Genuine interest in, understanding of and commitment to the humanitarian principles, social mission, operations, and challenges of MSF
  • Dynamic person with strong practical/organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a team
  • Initiative & Flexibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Autonomy
  • Good interpersonal skills

Skills/ Technical competencies

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Coordination/Organization
  • Translation of written material (EN-FR / FR-EN)
  • IT (Word, Excel, Outlook, Zoom, Teams)

Terms of employment

  • A tripartite internship agreement is mandatory
  • 6 months, according to internship agreement
  • Full time (40h/week)
  • Based in Geneva
  • Start date : 9th of January 2023
  • Gross monthly remuneration 2'000.- CHF

To apply

Please send a CV (2 pages maximum) and a cover letter (1 page maximum).

Closing date for applications December 18th 2022.


All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. 

At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our staff members. We strive to create workplaces where teams of people with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, perspectives, ideas and experiences work together for the social mission of MSF to create better outcomes for our patients and the communities we work with.

We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, background, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.

MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.