PPI offers internships in Washington, DC to undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals. There are 3 internship opportunities per year: Spring (January – April), Summer (May – August), and Fall (September – December).

PPI is currently accepting applications. To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to the appropriate staff member listed below.

Communications and Development interns will work in partnership with the development staff on a wide variety of projects including:

  • grant writing
  • prospect research
  • donor communication
  • writing and disseminating press releases and other marketing materials
  • social media
  • online outreach
  • grassroots fundraising

Interns should be comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment and be able to adapt to changing needs. Flexibility, individual initiative and a commitment to PPI’s cause are musts. Applicants should be at least undergraduate juniors or seniors, and recent college graduates and graduate students are also appropriate. Students from any discipline are welcome to apply. Scheduling is flexible, but candidates should be prepared to spend at least 20 hours a week in PPI’s office in downtown Washington. This internship is unpaid, though school credit may be requested.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and internship application to

Monitoring and Evaluation Interns will work closely with PPI’s Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) on a wide variety of projects including:

  • Conduct research and develop learning document on peace building programmatic best practices, particularly on engagement of key actors and public institutions
  • Assist PPI program sites as needed with internal monitoring, including development of data collection tools, database maintenance, data analysis and learning
  • Research and write blog posts/articles on relevant sport and peacebuilding topics
  • Logistical support of PPI activities as needed

Requirements and Skills:

  • Interest, education, or experience in international affairs, peacebuilding (particularly sport and peacebuilding), international development, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields;
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills and the ability to draft, edit and proofread;
  • Experience in information gathering and research – book, journal and internet;
  • Senior undergraduate or graduate level preferred;
  • Good computer skills (including Word, Excel, various Web 2.0 tools);
  • Proactive attitude and ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

The intern should be able to commit to working for PPI for a minimum of 2 – 3 days per week in the office. To apply please submit your cover letter and resume by email to In the subject headline, please indicate which internship you are applying for. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. In your cover letter, please clearly state which position you are applying to, why the position is of interest, what you can bring to it and what you hope to gain from it. Also, please include the date you can start work, the length of your availability (in months), and the number of hours per week to which you can commit.

Technical Assistance Intern will work closely with PPI’s Chief Program Officer on a wide variety of projects including:

  • Market research
  • Drafting and updating communications materials, including web copy, brochures and flyers
  • Drafting and updating training materials, including toolkits, handbooks and presentations
  • Assisting the Program Director with proposal writing and reporting
  • Supporting the continued development of PPI’s knowledge base on topics including peacebuilding, pedagogy, the use of sport for development goals, and more
  • Administrative duties

Interns should expect to work at least 20 hours per week in PPI’s Washington, DC, headquarters. Candidates should be at least undergraduate juniors, and students from any background are welcome to apply. Graduate students may apply as well, and will receive assignments commensurate with their experience and interests. Successful applicants will have strong writing skills, an interest in and commitment to PPI’s mission, experience in entrepreneurial environments and a demonstrated willingness and ability to learn quickly on the job. This internship is unpaid, though school credit may be requested.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter to