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How to apply

Interested in applying to work in MSF's international programs? Follow the steps on this page.

Dr Chatu YAPA filling out paperwork in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES 2013 © Yann Libessart/MSF

MSF does not accept applications to work in specific programs or emergency contexts. For Gaza, MSF is currently not specifically recruiting additional international mobile staff or telemedicine staff. Often in acute emergency responses, gaps are left in other programs or contexts. You can contribute by volunteering your time and skills for the general pool of international mobile staff. If you are interested in being part of this general pool of staff that work in MSF's international programs, please review your Specific Role, for your specific requirement criteria. You must submit an official application through our How to Apply page to be considered to work in the variety of countries where MSF operates.

Please ensure that you have read through all of the pages in the "Work in the Field" section and that you meet all of our essential requirements before proceeding with your application.


Completed applications and supporting documents are screened by an International HR Recruitment Officer within four weeks of submission. Candidates whose qualifications best meet MSF's needs are invited to a phone screening and/or an interview to determine their suitability.

Welcome Days

Following an interview, reference check, and employment verification, suitable candidates are invited to attend our onboarding session called Welcome Days. Following Welcome Days, the recruitment process will be concluded with a background check.


Selected candidates are included in an active pool of international mobile staff. Candidates in the pool may be sent to further MSF training programs before going on a field assignment. 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 may take several months for a candidate to be offered a position on a project. We aim to place newly recruited candidates within 6 months.


MSF-USA is committed to the principles of equity, inclusion, and respect of diversity. As core principles inextricably linked to our success; equity, inclusion, and respect of diversity allow us to carry out our social mission and serve our patients.

MSF International HR fosters diversity by embracing people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, ages, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic status.

The MSF-USA International HR Recruitment Strategy reflects MSF-USA’s strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure a highly skilled and culturally responsive workforce.

Further read the MSF-USA statement on our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Stay involved

Need further information? Read our FAQs.

You can also find out more about volunteering, interning, or working in our US offices by visiting our US offices jobs listing page.

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

Submit application

If you are legally authorized to work in the US eligible and you meet our essential requirements, you may submit your application online by selecting the United States as your country of residence below. If you are not authorized to work in the US, please select your residence.