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Volunteer Opportunities

Citizen Diplomacy International is partnering with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to manage Volunteer opportunities and Membership.

We have numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Volunteer and become a host for our Professional Leadership Exchange. Serve as an in-person and virtual facilitator at one of our student programs! Observe the inner workings of our speaker events—and receive complimentary attendance to the program—by joining us as a speaker program volunteer! Members of the Council receive first preference for any opportunities.


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.

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

At this time, Citizen Diplomacy is not accepting new applications for internship positions. We are merging with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and all staffing will be managed through the Council.

The following departments will be offering internships for undergraduate and graduate or post-graduate level college students in the coming year: International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)/Professional Exchanges and Education. Specific internships will be posted with the application process and timelines.

Please visit the Council's Careers & Internships page to view current opportunities.

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Join us in creating a more peaceful, prosperous world, one conversation at a time. Become a member to receive first priority for new opportunities and events. Or make a donation to empower Philadelphia’s citizen diplomats. 

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