Professional Development: US-Russia Pre-Professional Network

RAF’s mission broadly is to increase understanding and cooperation between members of the public in the United States and Russia. The USRP is a growing network of students interested in Russian language and culture, and in pursuing work related to the US-Russia sector. Our members emanate from more than 30 states and 70 academic institutions. Our website,, provides more information on the USRP and the students we serve.

Membership is free for all.

Membership benefits include:

  • USRP Speaker Series – Attend virtual events and connect with professionals in fields throughout the US-Russia sector.
  • Ambassadorship Program – Members may apply to become a USRP Ambassador. This role comes with a stipend. The deadline to apply is July 31 and all USRP Members are eligible.
  • Fall 2021 Case Studies – Members may apply and participate in pre-professional intensives this fall, which involves participating in virtual events with highly-esteemed professionals and collaborating on case study projects. Several participants will be awarded paid internships.

We have excellent events planned for the fall, including with officials from the U.S. Dept. of State, the Fulbright Program in Russia, and the Alfa Fellowship Program. 
Students may access our member registration form at this link.