Internships: US Department of State (Washington, DC or abroad)

Deadline for Summer: October 4, 2019

How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service. You’ll gain valuable work experience that you can apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or the private sector. Most of all, you will feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation.

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment.

While the duties of U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program participants vary from bureau to bureau, office to office, and embassy to embassy, it is not uncommon for these students to:

  • Participate in meetings with senior-level U.S. Government or foreign government officials
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policymakers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives
  • Support events, including international and/or multilateral meetings and conferences or
  • Engage directly with U.S. audiences in helping to explain the work of the Department of State or foreign audiences in helping to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society

More information

Call for Submissions: “All the Russias” Blog (NYU)

Deadline: Ongoing

All the Russias, the official blog of NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, is calling for submissions. We welcome short pitches and/or completed drafts of 500-1200 words on any topic relating to Russian, East European, and Eurasian politics and culture. As always, pieces may belong to any number of different genres, including, but not limited to:

  • Cultural criticism
  • Political analysis
  • Reviews of…
    • …recently released or upcoming films or books, fictional or non-;
    • …ongoing or upcoming exhibitions, performances, or events;
  •  Exposés of recent research within Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined
  • Essays on disciplinary matters
  • “Explainers” offering insight into perplexing contemporary cultural phenomena or current events

Please send ≤200-word proposals/ pitches (in the body of your email) or 500-1200-word drafts (as .docx’s or Google Drive attachments) to Maya Vinokour at
alltherussias@gmail.com, along with your one-line bio. Our detailed submission and style guidelines may be found here.

Acad. Job: Part-Time Lecturer (Boston)

The Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures is looking to fill a Part-Time Lecturer position in Russian at the Elementary and Intermediate levels. Candidates with strong training in Russian Language and Culture, and with experience in teaching at a North American university are encouraged to send a CV and letter of interest to the Department Administrator, Korina Tazbir (tazbir@bc.edu) for immediate consideration.

Boston College, a Catholic Jesuit research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Lang. Training: Online Beginning, Intermediate Czech (KU)

The University of Kansas offers two years of beginning and intermediate Czech on-line in 2019–2020. The classes are taught by Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce. The classes meet twice a week for synchronous instruction using ZOOM platform. Free textbook, texts and other pedagogical materials are available in Blackboard or word format.

The courses follow the ACTFL format, the five Cs, as well the Common European Framework of Languages (CEFR) which is the European Proficiency Assessment.

The classes accept university students as well as independent learners, who enroll in the class.  At the end of the four semesters students should be able to perform on the ACTFL intermediate level of speaking and writing proficiency as well as of reading and listening comprehension.

Students who have studied Czech previously are welcome. For more information: msaskovapierce1@gmail.com

Job: Bilingual Russian Cybercrime Intelligence Analyst

Deadline to Apply: Open until Filled

Position Summary:
The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) has an immediate opening for a Bilingual (English/Russian) Cybercrime Intelligence Analyst in the Cybercrime Intelligence Unit of its Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau (CITB). CITB is committed to protecting the public by investigating and prosecuting sophisticated cybercrime and identity theft schemes, including cases involving check and credit card fraud, cyber impersonation, cyber-stalking and bullying, computer hacking, as well as money laundering and threats to financial institutions. The Cybercrime Intelligence Unit is a team within the Bureau conducting proactive investigations of cybercriminals, with the goal of protecting New York County’s residents and financial infrastructure.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Podcast: The Slavic Connexion

“The Slavic Connexion” from The University of Texas at Austin

This semester, students from the UT Slavic Department launched a new podcast called The Slavic Connexion. Each week the students, lead by grad student/filmmaker Michelle Daniel and hosted by grad students Thomas Rehnquist and Matthew Orr, and undergrads Milena Djordjevic-Kisacanin and Lauren Nyquist, take turns interviewing UT faculty, students and visiting speakers to the Department. The podcast is a fresh international chat show meant to share research, ideas, and culture in digestible episodes within and between academic institutions globally.

Check out the podcast on their website or on your favorite streaming platform to learn more!

Internship: Comm and Business Dev (Austin)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) is a private, non-profit, self-supporting association of public universities in Texas. Its mission is to identify, develop, and conduct international programs and activities on behalf of its affiliated institutions. It is currently accepting applications for two internships.

TIEC is seeking a Marketing and Communications Intern to assist the Communications Director in increasing awareness and participation in TIEC programs. For more information visit their posting.

The Business Development Intern works under the direct guidance of the TIEC Business Development Unit and provides administrative and research support for TIEC proposals and ongoing projects. For more information on this position visit their page.

Acad. Job: Russian and BCS Lang. Lecturer (UT Austin)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a one-year lecturer, with the possibility of renewal, from Fall 2019-Spring 2020. Applicants must be qualified to teach Russian and Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian at beginning-advanced levels. Salary is based upon qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, and a curriculum vitae, to Professor Mary Neuburger, Chair, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, University of Texas, Austin, 78712.  The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer, and requires all expected hires to undergo a criminal background check.