PeacePlayers is currently accepting applications for certain roles as listed below. To apply, please forward your resume, cover letter, and internship application (found at the bottom of this page) to the appropriate staff member listed below.
International Fellows work as part of a dynamic team of local and international staff to achieve programmatic and organizational goals, such as bridging divides and empowering youth through basketball. The fellow’s main role is to facilitate and support the operation of basketball and educational activities in local communities. This includes supporting local coaches at weekly practices, coordinating and leading “twinnings,” helping to lead peace education sessions, delivering basketball, leadership and educational clinics and activities, and various administrative duties.
Internships in Washington, DC
PeacePlayers offers internships in Washington, DC to undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals. There are three internship opportunities per year: Spring (January – April), Summer (May – August), and Fall (September – December).
Communications and Development Internships
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 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 PeacePlayers’ 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 PeacePlayers’ office in downtown Washington D.C. This internship is unpaid, though school credit may be requested.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and internship application to Jamie Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical Assistance Internships
Technical assistance interns will work closely with PeacePlayers’ 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 PeacePlayers’ 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 PeacePlayers’ 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 PeacePlayers’ 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 to Jamie Walsh at email@example.com.
Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Internships
Design, Monitoring and Evaluation interns will work closely with the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation 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
- Support the Director of M&E with data collection, cleaning and analysis for a Most Significant Change project
- Assist PeacePlayers’ 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 peace building topics
- Logistical support of PeacePlayers 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
To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter to Julie Younes at firstname.lastname@example.org.Opportunities