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.

Program Features:

  • Full-time, English-language internships in democracy building, business, STEM, journalism, marketing, public health, ecology/environmental issues, social services, and more
  • Offered in 20 countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine
  • Experiential learning and cross-cultural coursework advances participants’ critical thinking and global understanding through reflection and feedback sessions
  • Housing with host families, who provide two meals per day
  • Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation
  • Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants while overseas
  • U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in intercultural communication from Bryn Mawr College
  • Special scholarship for STEM field internships in Russia: $3,000 – $5,000
  • Special scholarship for U.S. interns in Armenia: $1,000 – $2,000

Financial Aid

All applicants to American Councils study abroad programs are eligible to apply for financial aid, including a Diversity Scholarship, a Need-Based Scholarship, and program-specific scholarships. Please see the above link for more information.

Past program participants have successfully applied additional outside sources of financial aid, including Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships and Gilman Scholarships to further reduce their out-of-pocket costs.

The deadline to apply for this program is February 15, 2019.