Deadline for Applications: Ongoing
The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University seeks qualified SLAVIC, TURKIC, AND RELATED language students to audition and describe digitized recordings from its Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcast collection [https://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections/radio-free-europeradio-liberty-records].
Under the direction of professional archivists, contributors will have the opportunity to gain career-relevant experience while contributing to the work of the institution. The program has been designed to provide practical experience to graduate students – students are encouraged to apply work on this project to capstone projects or independent study courses – however recent graduates, undergraduates demonstrating exceptional skill and volunteers unaffiliated with academic programs are welcome to apply.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Contribute to the organization and access to historical broadcasts in the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty collection by generating brief (2-5 sentence) English-language descriptions of digitized sound recordings. Travel not required; all work can be performed remotely. Training provided by Hoover.
LANGUAGES INCLUDE: Armenian, Azeri, Belarusian, Czech, Dari, Estonian, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Slovak, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Deadline to apply: March 2, 2018
We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Fall 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid).
Please visit the Intern page of our Careers site for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 2, 2018.
We suggest that you submit your application as early as possible to insure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State. For more information, click here.
Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled
Russian Life magazine is seeking a Digital Editor intern to curate and compile its weekly e-letter, The Russia File, and to play an active role in the magazine’s growing digital footprint in 2018. This is a part-time internship that is scoped at 2-3 hours per week and has a modest stipend.
- Superb English writing skills (native English).
- Ability to write succinctly, quippily, and knowledgeably about Russian culture (with little or no need for style editor intervention).
- At least intermediate Russian reading ability.
- Excellent online search, fact-checking, and news survey skills.
- Excellent sense of humor and a taste for offbeat, under-the-radar news.
- Basic HTML skills and comfort with CMS and online blog editing systems, including image manipulation, or willingness to gain this skill.
For more information and to apply, click here.
Deadline: November 10 and December 1, 2017
Participants do not have to speak Russian to join the program.
CLICK HERE to download the full brochure on both trips!
Links to pictures, participant blogs, and television news reports are below. They give you a sense of some of the things that students can do, see, and experience while participating in the Alternative Spring Break program.
If you have questions about any aspect of the American Home’s work, please do not hesitate to contact me and please feel to look at event’s website – www.serendipity-russia.com/edex/html
I hope that we will have the privilege to work with you and your students in Vladimir!
Below is a short description of the two options for Alternative Spring Break:
VLADIMIR (March 3-11, 2018): Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.
MUROM (March 10-18, 2018): Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program. During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city. Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes. Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.
Deadline: March 1, 2018
The Serendipity American English and Culture Program has been in continuous operation at the American Home in Vladimir, Russia since September 1992 under the auspices of Serendipity: Russian Consulting & Development, Ltd.—now doing business as Serendipity-Russia. Demand for English lessons from native speakers remains very strong. In addition to classes, as noted above, our teachers offer lectures on topics of special interest to Russians.
This is an exceptional opportunity to experience Russia in a uniquely supportive atmosphere and to accomplish something worthwhile in the process. Previous teachers have commented very favorably on the quality of our facilities and teaching materials; the tremendous support provided by their colleagues, including our dedicated Russian staff; and how much they have enjoyed their Russian students. A significant number of our teachers have parlayed their experience in Vladimir into employment in Moscow or stateside—or into admission to major graduate programs, including top ranked law schools
- Small stipend
- Room and board with a Russian family
- Three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons
- Teacher training and lesson planning assistance
- A pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment
- Russian Visa application support
- Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week
- Hold office hours
- Present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture
- Airfare to Moscow
- Visa fee
- Obtain TESOL certification
For more information please click here!
Deadline for Applications: January 19, 2018
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people’s compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $93,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.
The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne. The initiative is funded by USAID and administered by Howard University. Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements. Continue reading
Deadline for Applications: January 12, 2018
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
Pickering Fellowship Program Benefits
- Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.
Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2017
Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program
What is the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program?
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program provides outstanding students pursuing an IT-related degree with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy.
The program awards five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Fellows who successfully complete the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).
What is a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS)?
Foreign Service Information Management Specialists support and maintain hundreds of applications and provide IT services domestically and abroad at over 275 overseas posts in nearly 200 countries. Information Management Specialists serve their country by maintaining secure, reliable IT tools and resources to ensure that Foreign Service Officers, federal agencies and non-government partners can promote diplomacy while serving overseas. Information Management Specialists gain experiences that few other IT professions offer, including the reward of living in a foreign country while experiencing different cultures and helping to protect U.S. interests abroad.
Program Dates: January 03, 2018-July 01, 2018
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We will very much appreciate your help in spreading the word about our PAID TEACHING INTERNSHIP starting on January 3rd, 2018, and finishing on July 1st, 2018. We would like to ask you to share this information with your students who are looking into internship opportunities in Russia for this time period. 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 a paid teaching position at the English language courses that we run in Novosibirsk from mid-January to mid-June, and participating in our children’s language camps in January and in June as a volunteer teacher of English. We provide FREE accommodation in Novosibirsk and an opportunity to have Russian language lessons as well as 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. 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!
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