Glimmer Summer Communications Internship

Remote - Austin, TX

Glimmer was founded in 2000 to ease some pain and suffering on the planet. With an intentional focus on Ethiopia, we set out to end poverty and illuminate lives in the most remote, forgotten communities. Glimmer supports the essential life needs of stable income, education and good health. We take into account the entire ecosystem of rural Ethiopian communities and work in partnership with the people to strengthen existing systems. We envision prosperity and health for Ethiopian families so that they can be resilient to the inevitable challenges of rural life. For more information, visit

Specific duties within the communications internship may include:

  • Assist with research related to Glimmer's marketing, communications and fundraising.
  • Contribute to projects that enhance Glimmer’s communications to our donors through writing, storytelling, synthesis of programs information and more.
  • Help organize our media content libraries.
  • Contribute to and help build Glimmer's online presence.
  • Write and edit copy; assist with visual storytelling.
  • Assist with other media projects as needed.


  • You're a world changer. Interested in serving humanity? An internship at Glimmer means you'll be a part of something big. Something that helps create change in your world.
  • You're independent and innovative, yet roll with the punches. We expect creative thinking and solutions from everyone here.
  • You are a self-starter who thinks outside the box and provides real-time solutions without handholding. Our close-knit departments constantly overlap, so you can jump right into group projects, and deal with a diverse group.
  • Your organization skills intimidate Martha Stewart. You stay organized throughout the duration of a project, and are able to juggle multiple projects at a time. You're a firm believer that every detail matters.
  • You get things done. You're a pro at meeting deadlines. If you don't know, you ask questions and get what you need to get the job done. You communicate early on if there is a problem. You don't just show up, you perform your best.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced. You have the education and work experience to back up your mad skills as a communicator and data analyst.


We're looking for part-time interns to support our Austin-based team for summer 2022. Schedule is flexible, and the position is temporarily remote due to Covid-19.


An internship at A Glimmer of Hope is an incredible opportunity for students to gain experience at an international non-profit with a mission to help change the world.  This internship includes a paid stipend, and it may count for internship credit at your college or university.


To apply, please submit your resume and responses to the following questions.

1.    Describe yourself.

2.    How did you become familiar with Glimmer?

3.    How did humanitarian work become a priority for you?

4.    Explain why you are applying for this position, and what makes you a good fit.

5.    If you are accepted, what will your personal goals be during your time here?

6.    What are two or three of your favorite websites?

7.    What is the last book that you read and enjoyed? The last book you read and didn’t enjoy?

8.    What are your three favorite movies?