Dr Chatu YAPA filling out paperwork in the Philippines
Dr Chatu Yapa preparing paperwork during a MSF response to the Philippines emergency in November, 2013.
PHILIPPINES 2013 © Yann Libessart/MSF
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How to apply

Please ensure that you have read ALL the other pages in the "Work in the field" section and that you meet ALL our essential requirements before proceeding with your application.

Submit application

Choose your country of residency below. If you are eligible to apply through the U.S. office and you meet our specific requirements, you may submit your application online. Otherwise, you will be directed to the appropriate Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) office.


Completed applications and supporting documents are screened by a Field Human Resources Officer within four weeks of submission. Candidates whose qualifications best meet the organization's needs are invited to a phone interview and/or an in-person interview to determine their suitability. In-person interviews are held regularly in MSF's New York City office and in various U.S. cities during recruitment visits that are scheduled throughout the year.


Following an interview and reference check, suitable applicants are invited to attend Information Days in New York (travel, meals, and lodging expenses are covered by MSF).


Selected and briefed candidates are included in an active field staff pool. Candidates in the pool may be sent to an MSF training program before going to a field mission. When the need arises, MSF offices match positions that must be filled to the most appropriate candidate, who is contacted and offered the position. It often takes several months for a candidate to be offered a position on a project or in a training program.

Stay involved

Need further information? Read our FAQs and attend a recruitment information session.

You can also find out more about volunteering, interning, or working in our New York City office by visiting our work in the office page.

To learn how we collect and use your information, please read our privacy policy.