MA Program in Moscow for English Speakers

Deadline: July 26, 2020

SummaryMandatory modules in following fields: Methodology of Cultural Studies, Visual Studies, Russian Culture;variable modules in following fields (depending on primary areas of students’ research interests): Russian as Foreign Language, Fashion, Media, Cinema, Management of Cultural Projects.
LanguagesEnglish + Russian
Who can apply4-year bachelors (240 credit points ECTS) or 3-year bachelors (180 credit points ECTS) if degree was given by one of the top-300 universities (
Entrance examinationFor the admission on a fee-paying basis, you have to submit on time (till 7.26.2020) a set of documents in accordance with requirements and pass a free-form interview in the Russian or/and the English languages.
Tuition Feesapprox. 3500 $ per year (full time studies) or approx. 1400 $ per year (part-time studies), depending on an exchange rate at the date of paymentView also: .
Duration of Program2 years if full time studies and 2,5 years if part time studies

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 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.

Renewable Polish Lectureship at UW-Madison

Application Deadline: March 9, 2020.

Slavic Studies in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks qualified applicants for the position of Polish Lecturer. PhD or equivalent in hand by the start of the appointment (August 17, 2020) required.

Experience teaching Polish is required, as is a one-year minimum of teaching experience at a college or university in the US or Canada. The ability to teach Polish culture courses in both Polish and English is desirable. Native or near-native proficiency in Polish and English is required. The successful applicant will teach a maximum of six courses per year in Polish. The position is full-time (nine-month contract) and ongoing/renewable. For more information and

To apply, see

Applications may be uploaded until the end of the day on March 9, 2020.

Camp counseling opportunity in Russia

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020.   

This program allows students the opportunity to work alongside Russian co-counselors and help run a summer camp near Kostroma through sports, theater, and the outdoors.

  • Timing: 5 weeks+. Can be combined with other Crossroads Eurasia internships (e.g. teaching)
  • Requirements: At least basic Russian. Experience in camp as a counselor or camper recommended. At least 17 years old when you travel.  
  • Cost: From $1,250, depending on the length of stay.
  • Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020.   

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Asynchronous online MA in Russian to English Translation Program (University of Wisconsin)

Exam Dates: April 23-26, 2020

Translation and Interpreting Studies at UWM offers professional training in a dynamic environment. Our students develop the skills needed to succeed in a thriving international market. Translation and Interpreting Studies at UWM is recognized by the American Translators Association (ATA) as an Approved Translation & Interpreting School.

Graduate studies in Russian to English Translation can prepare you to:
• become an in-house translator
• become a freelancer
• start up a translation company
• continue in academia
• meet continuing education requirements

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Call for Nominations: Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema and Media Studies

Deadline: February 28, 2020

The Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), is pleased to announce the sixth annual prize for an outstanding published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and the winner will be announced at the upcoming 2020 SCMS meeting in Denver, CO. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.
Any single-authored essay on Central / East / South European media published in the field in the calendar year of 2019 as a journal article or a chapter in a collected volume (chapters excerpted from monographs will not be considered).
Essay should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words (with a 10,000 word limit, notes and works cited included). Essays must be published in English.
Authors need NOT be members of SCMS at the time of submission.
Submission guidelines:
Email nominations should include all bibliographic information about the nominated essay: the author’s name, essay title, exact date and venue for publication, etc. In addition, the email should contain the personal contact address and academic affiliation. Essays should be attached in the email as separate PDF document files. Forward the nomination and all nomination material to Ervin Malakaj (
Submission deadline is February 28, 2020.

Call for Content: Internet Column, SEEIR

The journal of Slavic & East European Information Resources is to seeking content for our next issue focused on the Internet.

The theme of the Internet is, of course, vast and so the column can feature essays that address any aspect of digitization, digital material, digital applications or the Internet related to Slavic and East European studies. For instance, past column pieces have analyzed the Czech Republic’s OA journal market, surveyed websites that support research of Lithuanian culture, politics, and history, proposed a typology of Russian digital libraries, and discussed efforts to web archive LGBTQ resources throughout the region.

SEEIR has generally served the information sciences community most directly, but I’m convinced that the topic of the internet also invites the perspectives of researchers and instructors. How is the internet important to literary culture in the SEE region? How does it impact politics? How are politics impacting the internet? What new online content is supporting your research in ways that more traditional resources cannot? How are you bringing online content into the classroom? Tips for navigating the RuNet to greatest effect?

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Foreign Service Regional Public Engagement Specialists (US Dept of State)

Deadline: March 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Regional Public Engagement Specialist positions.

Foreign Service Regional Public Engagement Specialists (RPES) counsel mission officials on effectively using public engagement platforms, digital content, and analytics to engage foreign audiences. RPES oversee strategic planning, development, and evaluation of public engagement spaces and the programs held in them.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit USAJOBSPlease note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 10, 2020.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years old to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

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Summer translation in Russia

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.   

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Webinar for graduate students on the academic job market in Russia

Event Date: February 25, 4:30-6:00 PM EST

Karen Evans-Romaine, professor of Russian in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic and director of the Russian Flagship program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison will talk about applying for academic positions in Russian language, literature, and culture, including documents that go into the dossier, preparing for first-round and campus interviews, and other aspects of the job application process. There will be plenty of time allotted for questions.

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