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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Internship and Volunteer 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!


International Virtual Exchange Intern

The International Virtual Exchange Intern works closely with the International Youth Program Manager and the Director of Programs to support our virtual programming. 

The primary responsibilities include supporting the expansion of our international virtual exchanges for high school and college students from Greater Philadelphia and their peers in Sister City Frankfurt, Germany; Sister City Tel Aviv Israel; Egypt; and the United Arab Emirates. Exchange topics focus on STEM innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as global studies and cultural change-making. Young people participate in 4-week or 8-week virtual exchanges to build practical skills and global competencies through synchronous and asynchronous activities. 

The International Virtual Exchange Intern’s specific tasks may include:

  • Helping to manage virtual communication platforms (e.g. Google Classroom and Zoom);

  • Preparing session-related documents and conducting research;

  • Promoting events and program activities on social media, 

  • Communicating with participants and program partners; 

  • Coordinating logistics and tracking various forms of data; and 

Supporting other programs including the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), IVLP Diplomacy & Dialogue events, and First Thursdays events.

Qualifications we seek: 

  • Self-starter, able to work with limited supervision, and ability to prioritize tasks;

  • Resourceful team player with strong customer service orientation; 

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills;

  • Experience or interest in social media or storytelling;

  • Strong computer skills and database knowledge (or willingness to learn);

  • Interest in learning to assist with the management of a complex flow of documents that require collaboration and multiple approvals; and

  • Patience, flexibility, and a good sense of humor. 


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 communications efforts. Specific activities may include:

  • Writing member and visitor stories for blog posts, membership appeal packages, year-end appeal package, annual Impact report, quarterly donor reports, social media, and reports for boards and leadership;

  • Social media campaign support on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.

  • Print production assistance for annual report, newsletters and fundraising appeals.

  • Light graphic design for web graphics, event materials, invitations, presentations

  • Photo library management in Flickr

  • Manage calendars, tasks and projects in  Asana 

Qualifications: There are no prerequisites, 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.