Job: Volunteer English Teachers in Central Europe

Deadline: January 1, 2020 (priority);
February 14, 2020 (regular)

Learning Enterprises connects volunteer teachers and host communities around the world in order to foster cross-cultural exchange and empower young leaders.

Learning Enterprises is an entirely student-run 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization that began as a way of connecting people who had the expertise to share and time to spare. Volunteers, most of whom were college students, had their summers free and wanted to spend it in a meaningful way. The students in underserved communities — many of them rural villages in developing countries — also had their summers free, and these communities had a felt need for extra English language classes. To create a mutually beneficial program, someone just needed to connect the two parties, and that is what Learning Enterprises does every summer. The volunteers travel to the underserved community, and the local communities take them into their families, providing meals, room and board for an average of six weeks. In exchange, the volunteers teach English in local schools for an average of 20 hours/week. The program operates on the goodwill and trust between the volunteers and the people they teach. Learning Enterprises facilitates this meeting by screening host communities and families as well as preparing the volunteers to teach and become acclimated to a different culture. Learning Enterprises is centered on the idea of connecting people.

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Internship: US Russia Foundation (Washington, DC)

Deadline: (Spring) December 1; (Summer) April 30; (Fall) September 13

U.S. Russia Foundation
Internship Program
Washington DC
Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters

The U.S. Russia Foundation invites applications for its internship program in the Foundation’s Washington DC office for Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. USRF interns will have responsibilities in two areas: (1) supporting USRF staff in grant administration and management, and in the operation of the Washington office; and (2) researching, writing, and producing an in-house report for USRF Board members and staff on current trends in Russia and U.S.-Russia relations.

USRF interns will also participate in a program of seminars, discussions, and events to develop their expertise on Russia and knowledge of careers and professions in government, the private sector, and education.

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Internships: Cold War International History Project

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Spring 2020 Internships with CWIHP
The Cold War International History Project is seeking internship applications for the Spring 2020 semester. Interns work on-site at the Wilson Center and will support HAPP programs such as the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP), and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP). Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or masters degree program, have graduated within the past year, or have been accepted to an advanced degree program in history, political science, library science, or related field within the next year. Internships are unpaid, though we do offer interns the opportunity to earn academic credit in accordance with their programs’ requirements. International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa at the time of application and appropriate work authorization.

The deadline to apply is Friday, 1 November, 2019. We are currently seeking interns for the following positions:


Please see the position descriptions above for requirements and application instructions.

Grad. Program: Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (University of Kansas)

Deadline: January 1, 2019

The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Kansas is now accepting applications for the M.A. program in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies for Fall 2020. The deadline to apply to the M.A. program to be considered for funding is January 1st.  For more information and to apply, visit our website

The KU Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) is nationally recognized as one of the leading institutions for the study of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.  The two-year M.A. program offers future professionals a comprehensive and interdisciplinary knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and countries of the West Slavic (Poland, Czech Republic) and South Slavic (Balkan) regions. Students will gain advanced language skills and the ability to understand and analyze the complex events, history, and politics of the region. Our REES graduates have become leaders in a wide range of fields, ranging from higher education and government service to work in NGOs and the private sector.  An accelerated graduate program is available for students wanting to complete their REES MA within a 12-month or 18-month period. The accelerated FASt track is open to all graduate students, but specifically designed for Foreign Area Officers (FAOs).

Funding and Internships

  • Apply for a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) at Russian Review, the renowned Russian Studies Journal (salary: $17,000, in-state tuition). Interested applicants may contact Dr. Eve Levin, evelevin@ku.edu
  • Gain experience as a CREES/FMSO Security Analyst Intern, utilizing regional expertise and target language skills in the analysis of security related issues
  • Apply for the Bramlage and Willcoxon Scholarship, an annual fellowship of up to $4,000 for graduate students with a strong connection to Kansas
  • Study the Ukrainian language with the support of the Jarosewycz Scholarship, which awards up to $3,000 towards Ukrainian language classes 
  • Apply for the George C. Jerkovich Award, for graduate students who show a strong dedication to the study of Southeast Europe and the Former Yugoslavia ($1,500 per semester)
  • Study the Russian language with the support of the Clowes Russian Language Awards
  • Inquire about Graduate Teaching Assistantships (CREES students have received graduate teaching assistantships in Slavic, Humanities, and other language departments)

For more information about these funding opportunities, as well as additional graduate school fellowships, please visit our website.

International Engagement

  • Learn from 50+ affiliated faculty, who have conducted field work & research in the region 
  • Participate in excellent study abroad programs in Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Kazakhstan
  • Pursue a joint M.A. degree in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (REES) and a J.D. in Law
  • Consider combining the M.A. degree in REES with a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity (12 hours) 
  • Attend a wide variety of international events and lectures by prominent speakers
  • Benefit from small classroom size, individualized guidance, and flexibility to design the program that best fits your interests and career goals

Internship: Teaching English & Studying Russian (Novosibirsk)

Deadline: Ongoing

Education Centre “Cosmopolitan” is pleased to inform you that we have urgent vacancy for our PAID TEACHING INTERNSHIP starting in November/December (dates are flexible). You might have students who are still looking for a program to intern or study or do a year abroad in Russia for this academic year, and this information may be of interest to them. Please let them know that we have a vacancy for one of our best internships available in the city of Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the third largest city in Russia.

The internship comprises of a paid teaching position at the English language courses that we run in Novosibirsk, a Russian course that is offered at a very special price, and participating in our children’s language camps as a volunteer teacher of English. A course on methodology of teaching English to Russian learners is offered to those who have not got any teaching experience. We provide FREE ACCOMMODATION in the city of Novosibirsk and, if necessary, an opportunity to work on a year-abroad project under the guidance of our professional teachers. Internship fees are very reasonable.

We are absolutely sure that our program will be an excellent opportunity for your students to gain valuable skills and experience for their future profession while being immersed in the Russian culture, having intensive practice in the Russian language, and interacting with Russian people.

The position is open to university students and graduates. No previous teaching experience, no previous knowledge of Russian is required. Please share this information with your students and colleagues, as this is an excellent opportunity that is not to be missed. Thank you for your support!

For more information please contact the Director Natalia Bodrova cosmoschool2@mail.ru or cosmoschool7@gmail.com with any questions and application inquiries.

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

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Info Session: Recruitment (US State Department)

Event date: September 9, 2019

In today’s global world, there is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy – we’re all in it together and what happens elsewhere has a huge impact back here in the United States. Whether using creative design techniques to communicate diplomacy visually, serving as liaisons to analysts and officials in the intelligence community, or monitoring human rights issues, they make a difference and influence change while actively participating in our interdependent world. 

Meet Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, Kent D. Logsdon and Diplomat in Residence for Texas, Julie Kavanagh. 

Foreign Service Specialist Consular Fellows Program Foreign Service Officer Civil Service Officer Veteran’s Employment Program Student Programs 

Date: Monday September 9, 2019 Time: 11:00 am Location: Jackson School of Geosciences JGB 

Barrow Conference Room, JGB 4.102

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. 

National Security Career Event

Event Date: Tues., September 10, 2019

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Etta-Harbin Alumni Center, University of Texas at Austin

Interested in a job in the fields of national security policy, intelligence, diplomacy, military, or federal law enforcement? Recruiting officials from U.S. national security departments and agencies will be available to students throughout the day to discuss internship, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities. Confirmed participants include: CIA, FBI, State Department, Army Futures Command, National Counterterrorism Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and more.

This event is open to all UT students interested in national security and public service careers. No registration required. Resumes and professional dress encouraged. Visit our student resources page for participant information.

This Career Event is held in conjunction with Counterterrorism Since 9/11, an expert panel featuring former CIA Director John Brennan, former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Adm. (ret) William McRaven, former NSC and State Department official Farah Pandith and former National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen. The panel discussion begins at 12:15 pm at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. Seating for this event is limited. Registration is required for the panel and does not guarantee admission.

Internship: Virtual Student Federal Service (US State Dept)

Application Deadline: July 31, 2019

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS).

The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year we will offer 3,000 positions with 55 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students during the entire month of July on USAJOBS. Real experience is waiting for students across the federal government, including at NASA, Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Forest Service, Indian Health Service, CIA, National Park Service and others. Learn more about the projects offered for 2019 through 2020. To #ApplyinJuly to their top three projects, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, write a statement of interest, and upload a transcript.

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Study Abroad/Internship: New Borders in a Borderless Europe: Refugees, Minorities, and National Identity (GMU)

Application Deadline: October 13, 2019

The idealized vision of a united Europe is coming under assault. Migrants and refugees challenge Europe’s “open-door” policy; ethnic minorities demand equality while others seek independence; and ultra-nationalist groups and populist parties are bursting into the political mainstream.

This distinctive semester, launched in 2017, in association with Global Knowledge, LLC, equips students with a unique lens to closely examine the myriad challenges facing the vision of a united Europe. Can it remain a borderless Union, or rather, should new veiled borders be erected to keep out foreigners who do not share Europe’s religious and racial identities? How can the European Union maintain its democratic and pluralistic ethos in light of these challenges?

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