Intern Fundraising – Philanthropy

Médecins Sans Frontières en 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 is an independent, international medical and humanitarian organization that provides care to people in need, people affected by natural or man-made disasters, and victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and without regard to race, religion, creed or political affiliation (MSF Charter).

As an intern, you will support the Philanthropy Unit in various aspects. You will be supervised by the Prospect Researcher, who is responsible for prospect research, due diligence, system support, and data analysis.

The intern will contribute to generating funding for the MSF social mission through prospect research, due diligence and analysis, under the guidance of the Prospect Researcher.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Perform prospect research on potential and current major donors (private individuals, foundations, companies). Base the research on a combination of information from publicly available sources, our donor database, available financial records and other indicators.
  • Establish donor profiles based on the analysis of accumulated information on philanthropy priorities, capacity, giving propensity and affinity to MSF and our life-saving mission.
  • Conduct due diligence to ensure compliance with MSF’s gift acceptance policy
  • Collaborate with the Prospect Researcher in developing a data analysis strategy
  • Provide system support to the Philanthropy Advisors
  • Work with the Prospect Researcher and other members of the Philanthropy Unit on other projects and tasks if necessary
  • Depending on the candidate’s skill-set, knowledge, and learning and development objectives, contribute through other activities to the success of team

Your profile

  • Have a tripartite internship agreement
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Good knowledge of the Swiss social and economic landscape
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM and data analysis an asset
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Experience with CRM software and data analysis (Power BI, SQL) is considered an advantage
  • Fluency in English and good knowledge of French and German are required. Knowledge of Italian is considered an advantage.

Terms of employment

  • A tripartite internship agreement is mandatory
  • 6 to 12 months, according to internship agreement
  • Full time (40h/week)
  • Based in Geneva
  • Start date : As Soon As Possible
  • Gross monthly remuneration 2’000.- CHF

How to apply

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

Closing date for applications December 21st, 2023.

We reserve the right to close the position early if we consider the number and quality of applications received to be sufficient.


The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Only applications submitted on our recruitment platforms will be considered.

Please note that we do not wish to use the services of recruitment or placement agencies.

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, ethnicities, 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.

Closing date: 21 Dec 2023