Category Archives: Internships

Internship: Program Analysis (Student Trainee) at Pathways IEP, US Dept. of State (Arlington, VA)

Deadline for Applications: March 5, 2019 or Until Filled

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for a position in Program Analysis (Student Trainee) in the Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP).

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers. Continue reading

Travel: Summer Camp Counselor Internship (Kostroma, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2019

For students who are on a budget, but who would like the language practice and exposure that comes from a summer in Russia, check out this internship opportunity!

Camp counseling — summer internship in Russia
A Crossroads Eurasia program

Experience Russia without straining your wallet: $990 gets you housing, meals, and weeks of working side-by-side with native Russian speakers. Together, counselors bring to life a summer camp near Kostroma, building children’s confidence, sharpening their English, and demonstrating global citizenship through sports, arts, and the outdoors.

Timing: Four to twelve weeks. Can be combined with other Crossroads Eurasia internships (e.g. teaching)
Costs: $990 for four weeks. $225 for each additional week. Note: the fee excludes flights and visa costs.
Russian proficiency: At least 2 semesters of Russian or equivalent (or heritage speaker)
Past experience: None required.
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019
If you have questions, please email

Internship: English language teaching assistant or TEFL educator (Kazakhstan)

The Center for International Programs, also known as Bolashak international scholarship administrator, has recently launched a new program to attract foreign volunteers into Kazakhstani universities. It supports implementation of the government program to enhance trilingual capacity of our education system and ultimately aims to back a state policy in boosting a share of Kazakhstani population speaking English.

Volunteers will be working as English language teaching assistants or TEFL educators from 1 up to 6 months in any local university or college. The university will be taking care of their accommodation and meal for the entire duration of the program (some host institutions may cover roundtrip flight tickets).

This program provides students pursuing a degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies with an opportunity to discover Central Asia whilst teaching English at local universities.

Please find the program presentation in the link to the official website:

Study Abroad: Summer Translation Internship (Voronezh, Russia)

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019

Translation practice — summer internship in Russia
A Crossroads Eurasia program

Translating Russian text into English and proofreading text translated by others is the main focus of this summer internship in Voronezh. Translation projects could be as complex as fairy tales or as simple as bank statements. Whether you aspire to be a translator or just want to perfect your language and regional knowledge, this internship lets you experience Russia as if you had moved to work there.
Timing: One to three months. Can be combined with other Crossroads Eurasia internships (e.g. teaching or camp)
Russian proficiency: At least 4 semesters of Russian or equivalent (or heritage speaker)
Past experience: None required.
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019.
If you have questions, please email

Travel: Journalism/Field Research Summer Internship (Voronezh, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2019

Journalism / field research — summer internship in Russia
A Crossroads Eurasia program

This program is about exploring Russia at street-level. A local expert introduces students to field research and guides them through the process, focusing each student’s work on a theme of their choice. At the end, students write a newspaper-style article based on their findings. A language tutor helps those who choose to write in Russian, and strong Russian-language work is published in, a popular Voronezh newspaper.

Timing: 4-weeks (July) and can be combined with other Crossroads Eurasia internships (e.g. teaching or translation) for a maximum stay of 3 months
Russian proficiency: At least 4 semesters of Russian or equivalent (or heritage speaker)
Past experience: None required.
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019

For details and to apply, please visit If you have questions or comments, please email

Funding: American Councils Summer Internship Program—Business, Technology, and Innovation Scholarships (Moscow)

Deadline: February 15, 2019

American Councils is pleased to announce that the Business, Technology, and Innovation (BTI) Scholarship offers travel, lodging, and tuition support for U.S. students participating in an American Councils summer internship program in Moscow for Summer 2019.

On the program, student interns:

  • Work, live, and study in one of the world’s most economically powerful cities
  • Gain real-world skills demanded by employers
  • Make their resumes stand out
  • Get job experience through an 8-week internship at a startup
  • Explore a career path in business consulting, marketing, technology, and more
  • Earn 4-5 credits in intercultural communication


U.S. undergraduate and graduate students interested in business, innovation, or STEM fields are eligible to apply for scholarships of $3,000-5,000. Awards are made on the basis of financial need, compatibility, and academic merit. No prior study of Russian is required.

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Funding: Scholarship OPIT Internship in REEE (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

American Councils for International Education is now accepting applications for its summer 2019 internship program in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. No foreign language experience is required for this program.

Scholarship funding and U.S. academic credit is available to participants on this program:

Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training (OPIT) program

Dates: June 12 – August 11, 2019 (8 weeks)

Eligibility: Open to students 18 and older. No foreign language experience is required. Minimum 2.7 GPA. Continue reading

Funding: Intern/Scholarship Russia (Russian Folklore Friends)

Deadline for Applications: February 10, 2019


Scholarship applications are now being accepted for students, teachers and academics to join folklore expeditions to Russia, Siberia and the Russian Altai region.

Expeditions are led by respected Russian scholars with years of experience in the field. Scholarship recipients and other volunteers join in the work of the expedition – conducting interviews, making video and audio recordings, and processing the collected field materials. Research team members live in rural villages, immersed in local customs and language.  Fluency in Russian is helpful, but not required.

The $1500 AFRF scholarship, or the $1000 K12 Teacher scholarships, may be applied to any of the six expeditions scheduled for July, August and October 2019.  For details, please visit  or email at

Travel: Internship at “Cosmopolitan” Camp (Novosibirsk)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Educational Center “Cosmopolitan”, Novosibirsk, Russia, is accepting applications for summer internship programs in Novosibirsk and in the Altai Mountains area.

Summer Internships at children’s camps run from mid-June until mid-July 2019, in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk and in the beautiful Altai Mountains area. For the Altai Mountains session there is an exciting excursion and tourist program that comprises many exciting tourist activities such as rafting, horseback riding, hiking, camping, excursions. Tours of Novosibirsk and trips to the beautiful Siberian towns of Tomsk, Irkutsk and to magnificent Lake Baikal can be organized between and after the camp sessions. Continue reading

Job: Digital Editor Internship (Russian Life Mag)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Russian Life magazine seeks a Digital Editor intern to curate and compile its weekly e-letter, The Weekly Russia File, and to play an active role in the magazine’s growing digital footprint.


  • Superb English writing skills (native English).
  • Ability to write succinctly, quippily, and knowledgeably about Russian culture (with little or no need for style editor intervention).
  • At least intermediate Russian reading ability.
  • Excellent online search, fact-checking, and news survey skills.
  • Excellent sense of humor and a taste for offbeat, under-the-radar news.
  • Basic HTML skills and comfort with CMS and online blog editing systems, including image manipulation, or willingness to gain this skill.

This is a part-time internship that is scoped at 2-3 hours per week and has a modest stipend.

To complete the online application, visit:

Samples of past Russia File postings can be seen at