GET INVOLVED

Meeting IVCLA's International Visitors provides the opportunity to get to know someone from another part of the world. You'll realize good people around the globe are working to solve the complex problems we all face.

"Home Hospitality was one of the best ways to show us the culture of this country; the two families I visited were both so different. This was a fantastic way to see diversity and better understand the nature of the country.

~ Participant from Guatemala on a program about international exchange in higher education

Become a Member

There has never been a better time to connect to the world! Whether you become a general, young professional or corporate member, you'll play a crucial role in furthering the mission of IVCLA. Join a group of globally-minded Angelenos and enjoy networking opportunities and intercultural exchanges. Create new contacts, enhance your world knowledge, and make a difference in international relations as an IVCLA Citizen Diplomat Member.

 
 

General Membership

Did you know there is a way YOU can break down stereotypes, improve cultural understanding, and foster stronger international relationships? By becoming an IVCLA Citizen Diplomat Member you have the opportunity to interact with up-and-coming leaders from around the world. You will help them experience everyday life in L.A. by sharing a meal with them in your home or favorite restaurant, speaking candidly with them about issues that interest you, and helping them see Los Angeles' rich cultural makeup firsthand. IVCLA members are a powerful force in building and sustaining a secure, economically sound, and socially interconnected world.

Participating Volunteer: $75.00  

  • Home Hospitality: You will have the unique opportunity to host international emerging leaders for dinner and conversation in your home or at a restaurant

  • Homestays: Hosting an international visitor in your home for a few days or a week is an incredible opportunity to learn about another culture. Most visitors stay in local hotels, but occasionally a home stay is a cultural component of their program.

  • Invitation to the annual members-only Fulbright Luncheon

  • Access to IVCLA visitor alumni contacts to get in touch with when you travel abroad

  • Invitations to all IVCLA events at the special member rate​​

Contributor: $125.00 
  • All Participating Volunteer benefits

  • Complimentary admission to one IVCLA mixer or reception (excluding the annual Citizen Diplomacy Celebration)

Patron: $500.00  

  • All Contributor benefits

  • One complimentary admission to the annual IVCLA Citizen Diplomacy Celebration

  • Complimentary business-card tribute in the IVCLA Directory of International Visitors

Benefactor: $1000.00  
  • All Patron benefits

  • Two complimentary admissions to the annual IVCLA Citizen Diplomacy Celebration

  • Complimentary quarter-page tribute in the IVCLA Directory of International Visitors

  • Invitations to special VIP Receptions

  • Advance monthly notice of International Visitors coming to Los Angeles

Young Professionals

Are you a passionate, internationally-minded individual between the ages of 21-35? IVCLA Young Professionals promote understanding, increase knowledge, and strengthen global relationships by providing educational, volunteer, and social opportunities between young professionals and international leaders. Enjoy networking opportunities and events specifically designed for young professionals, plus all the benefits of a regular membership! Host visitors in your home or at a restaurant, or join a small group of other young professionals and International Visitors for a potluck or casual meal at a park. Engage with the rest of the world while you get to know international leaders and Los Angeles locals alike. Join today and expand your global network!

Young Professional: $50.00

 

  • Home Hospitality: You will have the unique opportunity to host international emerging leaders for dinner and conversation in your home or at a restaurant

  • Homestays: Hosting an international visitor in your home for a few days or a week is an incredible opportunity to learn about another culture. Most visitors stay in local hotels, but occasionally a home stay is a cultural component of their program.

  • Invitation to annual members-only Fulbright Luncheon

  • Access to IVCLA visitor alumni contacts to get in touch with when you travel abroad

  • Invitations to all IVCLA events at the special member rate

  • Invitations to events designed specifically for young professionals to connect with each other and engage with international visitors in a more intimate setting

 

Corporate Sponsorship

IVCLA is honored to have the support of its Corporate Sponsors, Supporters, Ambassadors and Diplomat Cities. IVCLA’s funding is partially provided through grants from the U.S. Department of State, the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles. However, IVCLA relies on the financial support of the Los Angeles area community to provide the crucial remaining funds. It is only with the generous contributions of our Corporate Sponsors, Supporters, Ambassadors and Diplomat Cities that IVCLA is able to continue its important work, improving international relations and connecting Los Angeles businesses and organizations with emerging international leaders.

Corporate Sponsorship with IVCLA also assists us in promoting the Los Angeles area as an international center for business, industry and the arts. Our programs showcase the successes of this dynamic region in tackling many tough challenges. Our programs help local businesses and organizations better understand the problems facing foreign business, government and civic leaders and how their issues impact us. Our programs take international visitors into our local schools to meet with teachers and to visit classrooms. The Citizen Diplomacy in the Classroom visits provide an opportunity for Los Angeles area school children to learn about different cultures and welcome positive role models from countries of their own heritage.

Corporate Supporter: $500.00 

 

  • Listing as Corporate Supporter in IVCLA materials and your logo on IVCLA's website

  • Complimentary business card tribute in the Directory of International Visitors

  • Invitations to all IVCLA events at the special member rate

  • One complimentary admission to the annual IVCLA Citizen Diplomacy Celebration

Corporate Sponsor: $1250.00 

 

  • Listing as Corporate Sponsor in IVCLA materials and a link to your website on IVCLA's website

  • Complimentary quarter-page tribute in the Directory of International Visitors

  • Invitations to all IVCLA events at the special member rate

  • Two complimentary admissions to the annual IVCLA Citizen Diplomacy Celebration

  • Invitations to special VIP events

  • Advance monthly notice of International Visitors coming to Los Angeles

  • IVCLA research of visitor alumni you may contact when traveling abroad

Corporate Diplomat: $2500.00 

 

  • Listing as Corporate Sponsor in IVCLA materials, signage at IVCLA events and a link to your website on the IVCLA website

  • Complimentary half-page tribute in the Directory of International Visitors

  • Invitations to all IVCLA events at the special member rate

  • Three complimentary admissions to the annual IVCLA Citizen Diplomacy Celebration

  • Invitations to special VIP events

  • Advance monthly notice of International Visitors coming to Los Angeles

  • IVCLA research of visitor alumni you may contact when traveling abroad

Corporate Ambassador: $5000.00

 

  • Listing as Corporate Ambassador on all IVCLA materials, signage and speaking opportunities at IVCLA events and a link to your website on the IVCLA website

  • Complimentary full-page tribute in the Directory of International Visitors

  • Invitations to all IVCLA events at the special member rate

  • Four complimentary tickets to the annual IVCLA Citizen Diplomacy Celebration

  • Invitations to special VIP events

  • Advance monthly notice of International Visitors coming to Los Angeles

  • IVCLA research of visitor alumni you may contact when traveling abroad

 
 

Professional Resources

Professional Resources

IVCLA's Professional Resources are an important part of our strong network of partners who help us promote citizen diplomacy in Los Angeles. By making time in their busy schedules to meet with our international visitors to exchange ideas, challenges and successes, our Professional Resources ensure that visitors return home with valuable connections and new information to share throughout their wide fields of influence. The meetings often become a catalyst for strengthening and developing change in the visitors' organizations, businesses, or governments. The time a Professional Resource spends with a visitor can have a lasting impact on the world. 

Our Professional Resources represent many different fields, from community-based volunteer organizations, to Fortune 500 companies, to government agencies. Each year, IVCLA presents the Outstanding Resource Award to a resource that has consistently provided exceptional meetings for visitors.

For a list of previous IVCLA Outstanding Professional Resource Award recipients, click here

 

Internship Program

IVCLA offers two undergraduate internship positions during Spring, Summer and Fall of each year. Interns play a critical role at IVCLA - both in helping develop high quality exchange programs and in increasing the organization's visibility in the Los Angeles area. Whether it's assisting with program implementation or branding and communications, you will have a chance to participate in and promote citizen diplomacy in LA and around the world while gaining valuable new skills. 
International Programming Internship
The International Programming Intern will work closely with the IVCLA Director of International Programs on proposal writing and project implementation. 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conducting topical research for project proposals
  • Arranging professional meetings for international delegates
  • Representing IVCLA at meetings and events
  • Developing social media plans for programs
  • Assisting with administrative tasks such as preparing packets for visitors and writing thank you letters to resources
Qualifications:
  • Well-organized, dependable, and able to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Should possess broad knowledge about the Los Angeles area and be able to work with many types of stakeholders
Commitment:
  • Due to the complexity and timely nature of tasks to be assigned, a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week is required
To Apply:
Communications & Events Internship
The Communications & Events Intern will work closely with the Communications & Events Coordinator to develop marketing materials, conduct social media outreach, and monitor the website.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Monitoring all social media platforms and website
  • Assisting with event planning and preparation
  • Assisting with all e-communications, including the newsletter, event invitations, and more
  • Conducting membership outreach
Qualifications:
  • Well-organized, dependable, and able to multi-task
  • Excellent writing and editing skills are essential to assist in preparing clear, concise correspondence, including newsletters and other communications
  • Should possess knowledge of using social media for marketing purposes
  • Should possess broad knowledge about Los Angeles and be able to work with many types of stakeholders
  • Familiarity with website design and e-communications a plus
Commitment:
  • Due to the nature of content production for social media, a minimum commitment of 8 hours per week is required
  • Attendance at some of our events is mandatory
To Apply:
  • Please email a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Andrea Martinez at amartinez@ivcla.org

At IVCLA we love connecting Angelenos with interesting people from all over the world. Contact us if you want to find out how you can be connected.

3450 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 705

Los Angeles, CA 90010 

213.388.1428

info@ivcla.org

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