Major Gifts Intern (Msf Ireland)

Posted on Aug. 19, 2023 by InternPlug

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • No Salary information.
  • Full time
  • Other
  • 1 Vacancy

Job Description


Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) provides life-saving emergency relief and longer-term medical care to some of the most vulnerable and excluded communities around the world. As an independent medical humanitarian organisation, we deliver care based only on need, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion or political affiliation.

MSF relies on donations from private individuals and organisations for the majority of its income. This private funding gives MSF the freedom to respond where needs are greatest and to speak out publicly, free from any political interference.

MSF has around 63,000 local and international staff working in over 70 countries, in some of the most challenging places in the world. Our medical humanitarian projects are supported by offices in 44 countries, including the UK and Ireland. These teams recruit staff, organise fundraising, and raise awareness on the humanitarian crises our colleagues are witnessing, as well as running different and diverse support activities. MSF offices are spread across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australasia.

At MSF UK/IE, we support MSF's operations by building relationships with our supporters, increasing awareness of our work, raising funds, providing specialist medical expertise, ensuring MSF staff have access to relevant higher education programmes, catalysing change on medical humanitarian issues, and recruiting field staff. MSF UK/IE personnel are dynamic, hard-working, enthusiastic and committed to MSF's values and aims. In addition MSF continues to build upon its presence in Ireland to become a widely recognised, accepted and respected humanitarian organisation among Irish audiences, and within the Irish humanitarian and political sector.



35 hours per week (min 3 days office)

Salary: €13.85 per hour (35-hour week)

Duration: Six-month fixed term

Fundraising Department:

MSF Ireland has achieved significant growth in recent years, with private income increasing year-on-year through emergency appeals and other fundraising activities. MSF is set to build on this success, with a focus on the continuation and scaling up of existing fundraising activities such as emergency appeals, recruitment and retention of regular donors, major gifts programme and a new mid-level donor programme.

The Dublin office is currently staffed with 15 full-time posts, with support from office volunteers and interns. The fundraising team currently consists of seven people, including Head of Fundraising, Major Gifts Manager, Individual Giving Manager, Data Analyst, Supporter Services Assistant, Digital Marketing coordinator and Digital Fundraising Intern.

The Major Gifts Manager manages relationships with major donors, corporate and trusts, in addition to promoting legacy giving.

Major Gifts Intern:

This is a great opportunity to be part of an experienced fundraising team and gain insights into relationship fundraising, the work of MSF and current topics in the humanitarian sector. During the internship with MSF, you will have access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities. Most importantly, as a member of the fundraising team, the work will contribute to the achievement of MSF’s objectives in Ireland, and support MSF’s work around the world.

Please download the full job and person specification below for further details



Knowledge, skills and expertise


  • Great organisational skills, reliable and self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with excellent communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Computer literate and confident in using Microsoft Office programmes
  • Desire to learn about the fundraising sector
  • Commitment to the aims and values of MSF
  • Flexible team member ready to adapt to the needs of the wider team.


  • Some experience of working in an office environment, maintaining effective administrative systems and procedures
  • Work or volunteer experience in fundraising, marketing and/or event management
  • Experience using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database - Microsoft Dynamics
  • Knowledge and understanding of Irish charity fundraising market in general particularly of humanitarian and development charity fundraising

Other information:

Other information

Candidates must hold an appropriate passport or permit to work in Ireland.

MSF UK/IE is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community. Please can you complete our anonymous Equity, Diversity & Inclusion form
here .


Please apply on our website by submitting a copy of your CV together with a letter of motivation by the closing date.

Recruitment timetable:

  • Closing date for applications: 3rd September, 5pm (GMT)
  • First round Interviews: Week commencing 11th September 2023

For inquiries about the role, please call 01 6603337 and ask for Audrey Jones

Advertised until:
Sept. 18, 2023

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