Careers & Internships

Internships: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

The Global Lives Project is currently hiring graduate students, exceptional undergraduates or recent graduates in 2016 for volunteer internships.

Our internships offer a unique opportunity to learn from a diverse community of professionals from around the world working in a variety of disciplines. We have produced and shown our video work in more than a dozen countries and are growing quickly, and every internship opportunity will give interns the satisfaction of seeing their work have a major impact on a rapidly growing organization.

Internships are available for a duration of 3 – 6 months, at 10 – 20 hours/week. (For current students, internships require a commitment of a minimum of 150 hours, which is about 10 hours/week for 15 weeks or 20 hours/week for 8 weeks for summer internships.) Internships are located in San Francisco, with the possibility for remote work. Each intern will meet weekly with their supervisor in person or by phone/video. These are volunteer internships. Groups of 2-3 students are welcome to apply together for each project.

Translation Community Manager — Responsible for managing and engaging with the community of Global Lives Project volunteer translators and expanding the linguistic reach of our work. Speakers of Portuguese, Kanada, Sunda, Indonesian and Sichuanese encouraged to apply. Appropriate for language or linguistics students.

Web Developer — Will work to build out aspects of Must have experience with or willingness to learn Python, Django, HTML5 and/or Flash.

Social Media Marketing — Manage Global Lives Project social media presence (blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.) and develop relationships with new exhibition venues, funders, and community of existing supporters. Must have experience with or willingness to learn basic HTML layout and Salesforce.

Educational Programs Coordinator — Work with staff and education partners to help build and coordinate a new education program utilizing Global Lives’ materials in Bay Area schools, as well as coordinate with education partners worldwide. This internship offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the development of a new cross-cultural educational program from the ground up, and the intern must have excellent research, project management, lesson planning, curriculum development, people and writing skills.

New Media Producer — Will work with Global Lives staff and producers to manage post-production of new media content for the Global Lives Project by working with staff, partner organizations and collaborating filmmakers around the world to support outreach efforts, development of documentary film, remote exhibitions and remixing of GLP content. Must have experience working with Final Cut Pro, basic HTML skills preferred.

Development Manager — Research new grants from foundations and corporate sponsors and apply for continued funding from existing Global Lives funders. Will work with Global Lives staff on individual fundraising efforts, including newsletters, fundraising events, and online fundraising campaigns.

Creative Designer — Develop collateral that will support Global Lives overall programs and marketing campaigns. This internship is an extraordinary opportunity for interns seeking references for future work to create opportunities specific to their needs for professional development, and it may be possible to tailor other aspects of the job to an intern’s specific interests.  Some experience in digital and print and at least a small web design portfolio is a must. Interest and experience with art, film, web promotion, and personal development are all desirable.

In addition, Global Lives seeks exceptional intern applicants with skill sets outside those listed above. Contact us at for more information. Particularly, we can facilitate challenging and rewarding positions for interns with skills in:

  • event coordination
  • nonprofit administration
  • video exhibit design
  • museum outreach
  • translation skills in Sichuanese or Portuguese