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Dinner Host

Hosting a dinner is an easy and fun way for you to connect with a diverse group of emerging leaders, many of whom will be visiting the U.S. for the first time. Welcoming them to your home for a meal or taking them out to a restaurant is a great opportunity for you to make friends and keep learning about our world.

Administrative/Database Volunteer

Citizen Diplomacy is seeking a year-round volunteer to support the regular maintenance of our Donor Perfect database required to support volunteers, fundraising, membership, youth programs, and event activities. Every year, Citizen Diplomacy reaches out to more than 2,000 Philadelphians and 1,000 international visitors.  This role supports the weekly general maintenance of address updates, gift entry, volunteers skill recording, appeal preparation as well as other basic importing, tracking, and reporting. The average weekly need is 3-8 hours per week. Accuracy and Precision are critical. Familiarity with any basic database is a plus. Training in Donor Perfect is available. Please email to express your interest.

Homestay Host

If you have an extra bedroom, then you are ready to be a homestay host. By sharing your home with a guest for 3-5 days you can bring a global perspective directly to your door! You will hear unique perspectives and professional backgrounds of professional emerging leaders selected and vetted to particpate in prestigious leadership exchange progams. Our international visitors aree eager to learn about life through your eyes. You may find the best connections between people often happen in the most informal moments of our day.

Workplace Host

You can benefit from having a global perspective from an emerging leader at work. Through a meeting in your office to discuss best practices or a four-week internship where you work closely with an international professional fellow on a specific joint project -- and maybe win a prestigious reverse exchange to their home country. From small independently operated businesses to our city’s largest law firms, Citizen Diplomacy tailors participation and sponsorships to your company’s needs.

Why Host?

Internship Positions

Citizen Diplomacy International is currently offering several volunteer and internship opportunities. All positions are part-time (up to 20 hours per week), work from home until September 2021. The requirement to be present in the office will be evaluated on an ongoing basis, as our work needs change, and will be based on health and safety guidance from local authorities.

The positions are unpaid but we offer a free one-year membership and attendance to our virtual international networking events.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to and state in the subject line to which internship position you are applying. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with Citizen Diplomacy International!

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