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Interested in changing the lives of underserved communities in rural Uganda? Take your career on a mission! Explore internship opportunities at Guiding Light Orphans (GLO)

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If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and have an interest in global health initiatives, humanitarian aid, and serving underserved populations, an internship with GLO can give you a great opportunity to participate in meaningful work.

GLO is a non-profit organization based in Avon, Connecticut doing work abroad in the Masindi district of Uganda to empower a rural community and their citizens by improving basic access to health care, enhancing water and sanitation, and promoting economic development.

An internship with Guiding Light Orphans offers:

  • An opportunity to work directly with the founder and board members of GLO

  • A first-hand experience in working in the nonprofit industry focused on global health and humanitarian aid

  • Participation in advancing short term and long term projects in the following areas: fundraising, event planning, program research,  communications, multimedia and design, and more

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Internship candidates must be actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Candidates must be able to work in the United States. Internship credit for college or institution is offered. Internships are unpaid.


Internship Sessions

Spring: January to May

Summer: June to August

Fall: September to December


How to Apply

GLO offers a number of internship opportunities in its Avon, CT office. Internships are offered during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Please include a resume and cover letter in your application and email us at Qualified candidates will be further contacted for an interview.


What Our Past Interns Have to Say

Interning at GLO gave me a deeper view into and a better understanding of the real-world intricacies and logistics of a nonprofit organization attempting to provide humanitarian relief and advance global health initiatives abroad. I had the incredible experience of working directly with founder and executive director Jolly Lux, who is truly passionate and hardworking, and who catered to my personal interests in public health by giving me assignments that provided learning opportunities and helped the organization simultaneously.

Sonia Talwar, Research Assistant Intern, Spring 2017

My internship at GLO has allowed me to learn and work on all the behind the scenes tasks that allow a nonprofit to function. I was able to work on projects that I wouldn't have found anywhere else and I feel that I was truly able to make an impact while gaining both experience and knowledge. Working directly with Jolly was a true blessing and I am grateful for the mentorship that she provided me with.

Taylor Pane, Communications Intern, Summer 2019

Current intern opportunities

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