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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia  is currently offering several volunteer and internship opportunities from October - June (flexible). All positions are part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) at our office space on 1515 Arch Street in Center City. The positions are unpaid but we offer a $50 monthly stipend and free attendance to our monthly international networking receptions.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to Gregory Johnson, Assistant to the President, at


International Programs Assistant

The International Programs Assistant works closely with the Director of Programs and Program Officer to support events that introduce international leaders across various professions to the international community in Philadelphia. Specific activities may include:

  • Supporting itinerary development and logistical planning for guests from the US Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program.
  • Conducting research to identify programming resources and maintain visitors information in our database.
  • Scheduling meetings, lodging and travel for international delegations. 
  • Helping us prepare for monthly First Thursday networking receptions and additional special events to welcome the international community.
  • Escorting international delegations to meetings.
  • Preparing information to acquaint international guests with Philadelphia.

Qualifications: Applicants should be detail oriented, reliable, and professional. Strong interpersonal skills and interest in international relations are a plus. Must have the ability to prioritize tasks and work with minimal supervision.



Development/Communications Internships

Development Intern

The Development intern provides support in the management of individual, corporate, and foundation donors for the fund-raising initiatives by identifying, researching, qualifying and tracking prospective and established donors.  Specific activities may include:

  • Assisting with preparation for monthly cultivation and engagement events including First Thursdays, research, logistical planning, preparing briefing materials, and on-site event management.
  • Writing and editing gift acknowledgements, donor communications and membership collaterals such as brochures, letters, invitations, email communications, etc
  •  Monitoring news sources for information on the top prospects and other relevant information and putting together a weekly advancement newsletter
  • Researching contact information for the Philadelphia offices of major corporations; coding relationships in prospect accounts; working with other staff to ensure Salesforce database contains all key prospect information; maintaining records in the donor database and researching various lists to identify new prospects.
  • Research and help implement use of new Salesforce and email marketing platform
  • Archive donor photos and images for upcoming print newsletter, help with donor bios
  • Conducting research on the philanthropic landscapes of 10 regions of interest (Sister Cities)
  • Coordinating donor mailings and other communications
  • Assisting with general office support and other projects as they arise


Communications Intern

The Communications intern will undertake a practical, hands-on learning experience in a small, busy, office, coordinating and producing a wide range of projects in support of the organization’s strategic fundraising communications efforts. Specific activities may include:

  • Member stories, visitor stories for IVLP and, Sister Cities, membership appeal package, year-end appeal package, annual Impact report, quarterly report bi-fold, membership brochure tri-fold, corporate identity environmental signage, Social media and web graphics, event materials, invitations, presentations, remarks, and reports for boards and leadership;Research, photo research, and other content preparation; social media;
  • Assist in finding content for monthly e-news and conversion opportunities
  • Assist with building e-mail communications to the central e-mail list
  • Assist with updates to websites and donation forms
  • Assist with testing, optimization, data analysis and reporting
  • Assist with updating content in ongoing cultivation and conversion campaigns
  • Manage outbound email calendar
  • Manage constituent experience through customer service e-mail management

There are no pre-requisites, but the preferred candidate will be able to strengthen her/his skills in the following areas:

  • Undergraduate/graduate student or experience in communications, nonprofit management, and/or a related field with a demonstrated interest in communications and/or fundraising activities;
  • Strong writing and editing, research, and photo research,
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills;
  • Self-starter, able to work with limited supervision;
  • Database knowledge (or willingness to learn)
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe; pluses are proficiency in using Powerpoint/Keynote, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign;
  • Interest in learning to work in a large organization, and assist with the management of a complex flow of documents that require collaboration and multiple approvals;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality;
  • Familiarity with AP and Chicago style a plus.