International Fellowship

Use basketball to build peace around the world

Since 2001, PPI has recruited 90 outstanding post-collegiate scholar athletes as International Fellows to serve two year terms with its programs around the world. PPI Fellows provide basketball expertise, serve as mentors and role models, and act as neutral facilitators for PPI coaches and participants. Fellows also benefit from an exceptional educational and professional experience and are at the forefront of a worldwide movement to use sport as a vehicle for social change.

Upon completing their fellowships, PPI alumni have gone on to careers in fields including finance, technology, sports management, social entrepreneurship, and international development and have attended graduate schools including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Columbia University Business School, and Tuft’s Fletcher School of Diplomacy.

To apply, please complete the online application (link above) and send your resume, and cover letter to

Fellowship Responsibilities


  • Assist and support local coaches in the field at weekly basketball and life skills clinics;
  • Assist with planning and leading events, such as tournaments, retreats and camps;
  • Serving as a neutralizer and creating a fun and inclusive atmosphere;
  • Assist in carrying out Peace Education sessions with facilitators in the field;
  • Help lead weekly Leadership Development Training, including basketball training, leadership training and social action projects;
  • Conduct clinics/lectures for local partners as needed on behalf of PPI.


  • Create/document training materials (manuals, video’s etc.)
  • Assist with office work, including data collection, data entry, general administration
  • Attend team meetings as scheduled
  • Serve as a positive role model for youth in the program
  • Serve as a representative for the organization in general and during site visits
  • Maintain frequent communication with co-workers, supervisors and partners


  • Contribute to PPI’s blog “From the Field” on a weekly basis
  • Collect PPI “success stories” from a participants, coaches, community members etc.
  • Take and upload photos of activities and manage on-line photo albums
  • Assist with responsible promotion with social media (Facebook, twitter, etc.)
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