Deadline: November 10 and December 1, 2017
Participants do not have to speak Russian to join the program.
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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
- Russian Visa application support
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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!
For more information please contact the Director Natalia Bodrova firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions and application inquiries.
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Deadline for application: March 15, 2018
Crossroads Eurasia is now accepting applications for its 2018 summer internship program in Russia.
What is Crossroads Eurasia?
Crossroads Eurasia is about living Russia, not just studying it. Students often don’t realize that summer language courses are only one way to immerse themselves in the Russian language and culture. 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
The application deadline is 15th March 2018. We fill spots on a rolling basis, so apply early. Discounts are also available to early applicants.
For more information and to apply, visit www.CrossroadsEurasia.com.
Deadline for applications: January 10th, 2018
Dodge Assistantships at the Zimmerli Art Museum for Graduate Study in the Department of Art History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University offers Dodge Graduate Assistantships to doctoral candidates admitted to the Department of Art History who are committed to research on unofficial art of the former Soviet Union. Established in 2002 with a generous endowment from the Avenir Foundation in honor of Norton T. and Nancy Dodge, this assistantship program provides full tuition, fees, and health benefits, as well as an annual stipend for living expenses, to graduate students (known as Dodge Fellows). Travel funds for research and language study abroad, as well as for participation in conferences, are also available to Dodge Fellows by formal application.
Dodge Fellows who enter Rutgers without a master’s degree are eligible for five years of assistantship funding. During the course of the first three years, students are obliged to work 15 hours a week in the Zimmerli’s Russian and Soviet curatorial offices; the subsequent two years support dissertation research and writing without any work obligation. Those who enter with a master’s degree are awarded four years of funding, reflecting a shortened period of coursework required for the doctoral degree.
Work at the Zimmerli Art Museum is supervised by Dr. Jane A. Sharp, Associate Professor of Art History and Research Curator for the Dodge Collection, and Dr Julia Tulovsky, Curator for Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art, with the assistance of other museum staff. The fellows perform a variety of tasks such as curatorial assistance in exhibition and catalogue production as well as administration and collection management. During the third year Dodge Fellows are given the opportunity to curate their own exhibition from the Zimmerli’s Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection.
Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017
Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Located within NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, the program provides a rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; engage with counterparts; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates.
For more information and to apply, click here.