Internships

Join an internship with PeacePlayers! 

PeacePlayers is currently accepting applications for the internship opportunities listed below.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

 

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers is an international peacebuilding nonprofit organization that uses sport, primarily basketball, as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities. Based on the premise that children who play together can learn to live together, PeacePlayers has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 20 countries.

 

At PeacePlayers, our vision is to foster individual and communal connections that create a more peaceful world. The world we live in today has far too many divides – whether racial, religious, ethnic or geographic – and these divisions have created an environment of conflict and instability in our local communities.  In partnership with local leaders, we support young people on opposite sides of these divides by using sport as a vehicle to strengthen their leadership and peacebuilding skills to show that we are all more alike than different.  We stay with them for the long-term to work towards a more peaceful society for us all – currently operating in nine year-round sites:  the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, as well as five cities in the U.S. – Baltimore, Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles. 

 

It is the policy of PeacePlayers to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis. PeacePlayers evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION 

 

The US Social Media and Content Strategy Intern is responsible for helping to support US and Global-wide communications plan, while also supporting the US content strategy on our social media platforms (FB and Instagram). Work with US sites to collect and manage content (photos, videos, etc.), engage with PeacePlayers US community across the various platforms, incorporating hashtags and branding to drive engagement, and participates in both US and Global staff meetings to support the global campaign of International Day of Sport for Development; April 6, 2022

 

The position requires strong writing skills and a general to interim level of knowledge of social media platforms. In addition, this position requires the employee to operate within the three core values of PeacePlayers Seeing People as People, Inside Out Transformation and a Culture of Collaboration.

 

KEY CONTENT & STRATEGY CREATION RESPONSIBILITIES (60%)

 

  • With the US Development and Communications Manager, establish a consistent content strategy for the PeacePlayers United States social media platforms
  • Manage and monitor content collection (photos, videos, graphics, etc.) from programming in US cities
  • Create monthly and weekly social media content calendars for PeacePlayers US’s Instagram and Facebook channels
  • Create branded social media content and graphics using Canva as needed
  • Write copy that is on brand and tone for all social media posts

 

KEY SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBILITIES (30%)

 

  • Schedule social media posts into Later according to content strategy and calendar
  • Engage with PeacePlayers Us community on social platforms regularly
  • Repost/reshare relevant and inspiring content from our partners
  • Develop a hashtag strategy for Instagram to increase our reach
  • Create branded IG and FB stories to drive engagement
  • Record and analyze social media insights monthly on Instagram and Facebook to determine content strategy

 

KEY US & GLOBAL COLLABORATION (10%)

 

  • Participate in and attend in bi-weekly all US staff calls, and any other relevant meetings
  • With the US Development and Communications Manager, participate in and attend Global MarComms Team Meetings bi-weekly
  • Collaborate with the Global MarComms Team on the global campaign: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (April 6, 2022)



Internship Timeline

April 2022 – June 2022. Intern will work up to 15-20 hours per week.  

 

In addition, PeacePlayers will also provide professional development support through introductions to professionals in the PeacePlayers network in line with the intern’s interest.

 

The US Social Media and Content Strategy intern will be compensated $15/hour for the 3 month internship. This position will be working within the United States, but location is flexible. 

 

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to PeacePlayers United States at apply@peaceplayers.org with the subject header “US Social Media and Content Strategy Intern.” All applications for the position should be submitted by March 17, 2022.

Organizational Overview

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers International is a peacebuilding nonprofit organization that uses sport as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities. Based on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together,” PeacePlayers has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 15 countries. 

PeacePlayers operates year-round programs in the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Cyprus and the United States. In the United States our goal is to develop a network of youth leaders, who come together across communal divides to create a more peaceful and equitable society. 

Summary of the Position

The PeacePlayers marketing and development intern will support the global marketing and communications and development teams in offering writing support, building engagement with our supporters and helping to find ways to expose others to our work as we work to build our global audience.  This role will focus heavily on supporting the marketing, communications and development through creative writing, interviewing and transcribing. All over the world, PeacePlayers uses sport to bridge divided communities, change perceptions, and inspire leaders. The marketing and communications intern will help us tell these stories through a variety of marketing and communications channels for our various audiences.

Intern Responsibilities

 

  • Drafting compelling blog posts on a monthly basis
  • Assistance in composing and editing written materials, including organizational profiles, grant proposals and reports
  • Participate in brainstorming and strategic meetings
  • Assisting with partner and staff interviews
  • Lead transcription of interviews

The communications and marketing intern may also be asked to assist with a variety of other projects to support the efforts of the team, including:

  • grant research/writing
  • prospect research
  • donor communication
  • online outreach
  • grassroots fundraising

Desired skills and experience

  • Must be a strong, creative writer who can write in a variety of styles
  • A grammar wiz with great attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and describe complex, nuanced global, political and cultural contexts in a clear and compelling manner 
  •  Prior grant writing and marketing writing experience is an advantage but is not required

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 interns should be prepared to work at least 20 hours a week remotely.

Compensation is $15/hr USD

If interested, contact Bailee Rasmussen at brasmussen@peaceplayers.org

Applications close on Friday, August 6th.

Organizational Overview

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers International is a peacebuilding nonprofit organization that uses sport as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities. Based on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together,” PeacePlayers has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 15 countries. 

PeacePlayers offers basketball programming, peace education, leadership development and professional training to youth across the world with the vision of forming individual and communal connections that create a more peaceful world. The organization operates year-round programs in the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Cyprus and the United States. In the United States our goal is to develop a network of youth leaders, who come together across communal divides to create a more peaceful and equitable society. 

Summary of the Position

The PeacePlayers marketing and communications intern will support the global marketing and communications department in building engagement with our supporters, and audience members across our current social platforms of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This role will focus heavily on supporting the content marketing strategy efforts through research, creation, sharing and engaging of social media marketing content and materials to help tell the story of PeacePlayers International. All over the world, PeacePlayers is using sport to bridge divided communities, change perceptions, and inspire leaders. The marketing and communications intern will be interested in helping us tell these stories through a variety of marketing and communications channels for our various audiences.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Strategic social media research and monitoring to identify online trends and help connect with supporters and influencers
  • Manage social media platforms, including posting content, engaging with our audience, and implementing creative ways of increasing our reach
  • Develop specific hashtag strategy
  • Participate in brainstorming and strategic meetings weekly
  • Help in developing campaign reports
  • Assisting with content and copy generation and development
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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, but students with a background in digital or social media marketing are encouraged to apply. Scheduling is flexible, but interns should be prepared to work at least 10 hours a week remotely. 

Compensation is $15/hr USD

If interested, contact Bailee Rasmussen at brasmussen@peaceplayers.org

Applications close on Friday, August 6th.

Organizational Overview

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers International is a peacebuilding nonprofit organization that uses sport as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities. Based on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together,” PeacePlayers has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 15 countries. 

PeacePlayers offers basketball programming, peace education, leadership development and professional training to youth across the world with the vision of forming individual and communal connections that create a more peaceful world. The organization operates year-round programs in the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Cyprus and the United States. In the United States our goal is to develop a network of youth leaders, who come together across communal divides to create a more peaceful and equitable society. 

Summary of the Position

The PeacePlayers marketing and communications intern will support the global marketing and communications department in optimizing PeacePlayers’ stories and brand that can be shared with an internal and external audience across our platforms and networks. This role will focus heavily on supporting the content marketing strategy efforts through research, creation and editing of content and materials to help tell the story of PeacePlayers International. All over the world, PeacePlayers uses sport to bridge divided communities, change perceptions, and inspire leaders. The marketing and communications intern will be interested in helping us tell these stories through a variety of marketing and communications channels for our various audiences.

Intern Responsibilities

 

  • Participate in brainstorming and strategic meetings weekly
  • Help in developing campaign reports
  • Assisting with content and copy generation and development by optimizing the stories PeacePlayers shares for a social and digital audience
  • Working closely with the Play It Forward podcast team to create marketing and communications materials to share digitally 
  • Formatting and priming stories and blog post to be uploaded to the PeacePlayers website
  • Developing strategies for improving efficiency between content creation, story writing and digital communications
  • Media library management  
  • Ensuring content aligns with the PeacePlayers brand

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, but students with a background in digital or social media marketing are encouraged to apply. Scheduling is flexible, but interns should be prepared to work at least 10 hours a week remotely. 

Compensation is $15/hr USD

If interested, contact Bailee Rasmussen at brasmussen@peaceplayers.org

Applications close on Friday, August 6th.

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