Austin, TX

Specific duties within the Systems Operations internship may include:

  • Conduct research on data governance best practices and help develop draft policies.
  • Assist in the development and continued maintenance of data dictionaries related to Glimmer’s data management systems.
  • Contribute to the development of an organizational IT Policies & Procedures Manual.
  • Help to streamline and standardize program and project-related information in Glimmer’s databases and technology systems.
  • Assist with development of Tableau dashboards and other data visualization tasks as needed.
  • Help document and construct visual maps of Glimmer’s internal systems.
  • Contribute to projects that build efficiency between Glimmer’s Austin and Addis Ababa offices.
  • Assist with other projects that support Glimmer’s systems integration initiatives and goals as a data-driven development organization.


  • You are interested in international development, humanitarian aid, and creating sustainable programming. An internship at Glimmer means you'll be a part of something that helps create change in the world.
  • You're independent and innovative yet roll with the punches. We expect creative thinking and solutions from all Glimmer staff and partners.
  • You are a self-starter who thinks outside the box and provides real-time solutions with independence. Glimmer’s close-knit departments often overlap, so you have the ability to jump right into group projects, and work with a diverse group of colleagues.
  • You stay organized throughout the duration of a project and can 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. You are willing to ask questions when you are unsure or need guidance to get the job done. You communicate early on if there is a problem.
  • You are knowledgeable and experienced. You have the education and work experience to back up your skills as a communicator and data analyst. This position supports both undergraduate and graduate level professionals.
  • Experience with data visualization concepts and software is a plus, but not required.


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 affect change in the world. This is a paid internship that may also count for internship/project credit at your college or university. Payment is disbursed in the form of a stipend upon completion of the internship.


Please submit your resume and responses to the following questions:

  1. Describe yourself and your experience with data management or analysis.
  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 is the last book that you read and enjoyed? The last book you read and didn’t enjoy?