Unpaid Internship (US Department of State)

Deadline: September 16, 2020

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Summer 2021 Student Internship Program (Unpaid).

Please visit the Intern section of our careers website for more information about the U.S. Department of State Summer 2021 Student Internship Program (Unpaid), and to learn about the selection process and which office may be right for you.

Visit USAJOBS.gov to view and apply to the announcement. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is September 16, 2020.

We suggest that you submit your application as early as possible to ensure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

U.S. citizenship is required. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Internship: Russian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

All who are selected to participate in CFR’s Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program receive training in the field of foreign policy and international affairs as well as skills training in writing, research, program planning and much more.

Russia Studies team focuses on U.S.- Russian relations and current affairs across the former Soviet Union. The intern will deepen their understanding of the current and historical trends between the two countries. They will gain a strong skill set on policy-related research and editing skills.

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Summer Internship for MBAs at Bain & Company (Warsaw or Moscow)

Deadline: Ongoing

Bain’s Summer Associate (SA) program lets MBAs or advanced degree candidates experience the real world of consulting while discovering what a future with Bain is like.

Your exciting, intensive summer—often at the global office of your choice—will start with a weeklong, off-site training course, where you’ll learn our core consulting skills. If you meet our performance expectations, you will receive an offer to return full­-time as a consultant upon graduating.

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Internship: Virtual Student Federal Service (US Department of State)

Deadline: July 31, 2020

The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world. It is a U.S. Department of State-run program to harness technology and a commitment to global service among young people to facilitate new forms of engagement. Working from home or college and university campuses in the United States and throughout the world, Virtual Interns are partnered with our U.S. diplomatic posts and domestic federal offices to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world.

Students work remotely on projects up to 10 hours per week from September to May, and can have a flexible schedule during the school year. This allows students to meet both their academic and virtual internship goals.

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Internships with US Department of State

Deadline: June 12, 2020

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid)
Now Accepting Applications

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Spring 2021 Student Internship Program (Unpaid).

Please visit the Intern section of our careers website for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2021 Student Internship Program (Unpaid), and to learn about the selection process and which office may be right for you.

Visit USAJOBS.gov to view and apply to the announcement. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is June 12, 2020.

We suggest that you submit your application as early as possible to ensure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

U.S. citizenship is required. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid) Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: March 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Fall 2020 Student Internship Program (Unpaid).

Please visit the Intern section of their careers website for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2020 Student Internship Program (Unpaid), and to learn about the selection process and which office may be right for you.

Visit USAJOBS.gov to view and apply to the announcement. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 2, 2020.

It is suggested that you submit your application as early as possible to ensure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

Summer Translation Internship in Russia

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summer translation in Russia
(Program details

The day-to-day work spans the creative and the practical. 

This year (2020), we are looking for students to translate a series of audio-guides on the history of Russian regions, with a focus on the stories of aristocratic manor houses that dot the countryside.We are also looking for students to help out at a Voronezh-based translation agency with a variety of business-oriented projects — websites, press articles, bank statements — the kinds of work that a professional translator would see day-to-day.   
A locally based professional translator provides a kick-off training on the tools of the trade and is available to provide support and extra training throughout the stay.  

  • Timing: One to three months. Can be combined with other Crossroads Eurasia internships (e.g. teaching or camp)
  • Russian proficiency: The better your Russian, the more challenging we can make it. At the very least, we require four semesters of Russian or equivalent. 
  • Past experience: None required. 
  • Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020.   

Apply online at www.CrossroadsEurasia.com

Study Abroad in Russia and Kazakhstan (American Councils)

Deadline: March 16, 2020

American Councils Study Abroad is now accepting applications for Fall and Academic Year 2020 study abroad programs in Russia and Kazakhstan. Applications are due March 16, 2020.

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)

RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Russia or Almaty, Kazakhstan while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. Small class sizes and local conversation partners to assist participants with language learning. Prerequisite: two semesters of Russian.

Business Russian Language & Internship (BRLI) Program

BRLI combines Russian language courses and an internship in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or Almaty. Internships are available in regional offices of U.S. businesses, U.S.-Russian joint venture companies, press offices, Russian- or Kazakh-owned businesses, international trade organizations, and non-profits. Prerequisite: four semesters of Russian.

Heritage Speakers Program (HSP)

On the Heritage Speakers Program participants work with American Councils staff and host university faculty to develop an individualized program serving your unique needs as a language learner. The curriculum focuses on intensive language gain in the areas of grammar, conversation, and vocabulary development. Available in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, or Almaty.

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Research and Journalism Internship in Russia

Deadline: March 15, 2020

(Program details
This internship combines small-group classroom instruction, hands-on field research, and intensive writing. It is led by the editor-in-chief of Downtown.ru, a popular Voronezh newspaper.

The first week is the classroom week — you refine your topic, learn how to gather information, and structure your research. You can explore any topic you like, and if you don’t have one, that’s OK. We can give you ideas. The second and third week is the research itself. You are out and about, doing interviews, observing, running surveys, etc. During the fourth week, you write. You can write in Russian or in English.

A Russian tutor is around the entire time to help out where your Russian isn’t strong enough and some work may even be published.

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Summer Internships in Russia with Crossroads Eurasia

Deadline: March 15, 2020


Crossroads Eurasia is about complementing your Russian language study with a practical hands-on experience. 

We offer short-term unpaid internships in Russia. A combination of the structured and the spontaneous, our programs take you out of the classroom and away from Moscow and St. Petersburg. You get resume-worthy work experience, all-day Russian practice, and a first-hand look at what modern-day Russia is like.   

You can teach English, work as a camp counselor, do translation, or explore a topic of interest via our research & journalism program.  
Cost: From $1,250 for 5 weeks. 

Application deadline
March 15, 2020. We fill spots on a rolling basis, so apply early.