The committee meets 3 to 4 times a year in Ulm City Hall under the leadership of Mayoress Iris Mann, and also convenes on other dates. The term of office is five years. The International Committee supports and advises the Municipal Council and City Council in their work by making suggestions, recommendations, and providing opinions. Twelve councilors and eleven experienced citizens with international roots work as volunteers on the International Committee. Starting in 2015, of these, six expert members and their deputies are selected and appointed on the basis of an application process. Five further expert members are appointed on the basis of recommendations from factions of the Municipal Council. The international members are no longer elected.
The International Committee deals with a wide range of topics, such as education, the economy, intercultural opening of the institutions, recent immigration, and numerous other current topics.