Category Archives: Internships

Internship: Culture.pl in Warsaw (Adam Mickiewicz Institute)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

Intern at Culture.pl of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw​
INTERNSHIP IN WARSAW FOR UT STUDENTS

NOTE: Specialized internships can also be arranged for the following areas of focus:

  • graphic design
  • podcasting
  • film editing
  • translation

Deadline for ​Fall 2018 internship: April 30.

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, which is funded by the Polish Ministry of Culture,​ is accepting applications for semester-long unpaid internships during the academic year. The internship is open to UT graduate students and undergraduate students in their junior and senior years as well as recent graduates. Internships will take place at the Warsaw editorial office of Culture.pl, a leading website about Polish culture run by the institute.

Requirements:

• Current student at UT-Austin
• Outstanding writing and editing skills (in English)
• Previous experience with website content management systems and/or social media
• Interest in Polish culture

Knowledge of Polish or enrollment in Polish language study or tutoring is preferred, but not required.

Duties:

Interns will collaborate with the editorial team of the English version of Culture.pl. They will be expected to work on-site, Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm during the duration of the 2-3 month internship (exact dates to be arranged with Culture.pl staff).

The intern’s daily duties will include:

• Preparing press materials for publication on the website
• Compose or edit written content about Polish culture
• Promote the website through link building and social media activity
• Publish content on the website
• Assist the web publishing team with the upkeep of the website

Please clearly state your interest in whichever area you are hoping to work
and describe your qualifications in the area in your cover letter.

The Offer:

• A friendly, English-speaking work environment in Warsaw’s trendiest district
• An introduction to the basic techniques of internet marketing
• Opportunities to publish original articles on one of Poland’s leading English-language websites
• Connections to potential housing options in Warsaw
• $1,000 professional development award from the UT Polish Studies Endowment for interns who qualify.

Note: Must either plan to study Polish while in Warsaw, be interested in Polish cultural studies, or have Polish language background to qualify for this funding.

Interns must cover all travel costs as well as rent, food and entertainment while in Warsaw. Interns who receive the professional development award must also agree to and complete the following conditions:

1. Write and submit a news article with photos about their experience while abroad to be published on both the Slavic Department and Austin Polish Society website.
2. Write a thank you letter to the donors of the Austin Polish Society, who have made funding for the scholarship possible, and plan to speak about the experience at an Austin Polish Society member meeting upon return to Austin.

To Apply:

Submit the following materials to the UTBox upload widget at this address by the application deadline:

– Current CV & Reference (1-2 page CV, file name: LastName-CV.pdf) – Be sure to include contact information for a professional or academic reference at the bottom or last page of the CV file, including their title, name, email and phone number, as well as how/when you worked together. It is best practice to notify the person you are including as a reference in case they are contacted about your application.
– Cover letter (file name: LastName-CoverLetter.pdf)
– English-language writing sample (file name: LastName-Sample.pdf) – a blog post, article, or paper from a class will do

Please direct inquiries to:

Agnes Sekowski, CREEES
Office hours: 10am–5pm in BUR 440
agnes.sekowski@utexas.edu
512-232-9123 <(512)%20232-9123>

Adam Zulawski, Adam Mickiewicz Institute
azulawski@iam.pl

Travel: Summer Internships in Siberia (“Cosmopolitan” Educational Center)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

“Cosmopolitan” Educational Center invites students to participate in their language & creativity summer camps that will be located in the beautiful Altai area and in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk from mid-June until early August, 2018. Applicants are welcome to participate as an international intern teaching English to Russian children, supervising a creativity workshop and learning Russian with our professional teacher. Join the outdoor adventure tourism program of the Altai Mountains session that comprises rafting, horseback riding, hiking, camping, excursions. Get a first-hand experience of the creative program of the session in Novosibirsk and enjoy the sites of the capital city of Siberia. Tours of Novosibirsk and trips to the beautiful Siberian towns of Tomsk, Irkutsk and to magnificent Lake Baikal will be organized between and after the camp sessions. The internship fees are very reasonable.

More information is available on the website and applicants are able to speak with former participants if requested.

Feel free to contact the Director Natalia Bodrova at cosmoschool2@mail.ru or cosmoschool7@gmail.com with any questions and application inquiries.

Internship: Summer Program in Russia (Crossroads Eurasia)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

Crossroads Eurasia is accepting applications for its 2018 summer internship program in Russia. 
 
What is Crossroads Eurasia
Crossroads Eurasia is about living Russia, not just studying it. Founded in 2010, Crossroads Eurasia aims to get more students to discover Russia directly, via a work experience — teaching English, doing translation, or working as a camp counselors.
What you get
– Resume worthy work experience
– Relaxed vibe of a provincial Russian city
– Live, work, relax like a local
– Real friendships with Russians your age
– Locally based coordinator
– Career advice and alumni network
 
Deadlines
The application deadline is 15th March 2018. Spots are filled on a rolling basis, so apply early. Discounts are also available to early applicants.
For more information and to apply

Internship: Remote/Virtual Internship (The Hoover Institute)

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

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Internship: Student Internships (Dept. of State)

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 USAJOBSPlease 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.

U.S. citizenship is required. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State. For more information, click here.

Internship: Digital Editor Intern (Russian Life Magazine)

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.

Requirements

  • 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.

Travel: American Home’s Alternative Spring Break in Russia (Vladimir/Murom, Russia)

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.

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Job: American English Program Teaching Positions (Vladimir, Russia)

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

Program Benefits:
  • 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
Teacher Obligations:
  • 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

Funding: Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship (Howard U.)

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

Funding: Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program (TWC)

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.

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