Funding: Intern/Scholarship Russia (Russian Folklore Friends)

Deadline for Applications: February 10, 2019


Scholarship applications are now being accepted for students, teachers and academics to join folklore expeditions to Russia, Siberia and the Russian Altai region.

Expeditions are led by respected Russian scholars with years of experience in the field. Scholarship recipients and other volunteers join in the work of the expedition – conducting interviews, making video and audio recordings, and processing the collected field materials. Research team members live in rural villages, immersed in local customs and language.  Fluency in Russian is helpful, but not required.

The $1500 AFRF scholarship, or the $1000 K12 Teacher scholarships, may be applied to any of the six expeditions scheduled for July, August and October 2019.  For details, please visit  or email at

Travel: Internship at “Cosmopolitan” Camp (Novosibirsk)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Educational Center “Cosmopolitan”, Novosibirsk, Russia, is accepting applications for summer internship programs in Novosibirsk and in the Altai Mountains area.

Summer Internships at children’s camps run from mid-June until mid-July 2019, in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk and in the beautiful Altai Mountains area. For the Altai Mountains session there is an exciting excursion and tourist program that comprises many exciting tourist activities such as rafting, horseback riding, hiking, camping, excursions. Tours of Novosibirsk and trips to the beautiful Siberian towns of Tomsk, Irkutsk and to magnificent Lake Baikal can be organized between and after the camp sessions. Continue reading “Travel: Internship at “Cosmopolitan” Camp (Novosibirsk)”

Job: Digital Editor Internship (Russian Life Mag)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Russian Life magazine seeks a Digital Editor intern to curate and compile its weekly e-letter, The Weekly Russia File, and to play an active role in the magazine’s growing digital footprint.


  • 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.

This is a part-time internship that is scoped at 2-3 hours per week and has a modest stipend.

To complete the online application, visit:

Samples of past Russia File postings can be seen at

Funding: Scholarship for Armenia Internship

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

American Councils is pleased to offer a Summer 2019 scholarship for internships in Armenia, made possible by funding through the U.S. Department of State via the U.S. Study Abroad Grant. This scholarship offers U.S. undergraduate and graduate students exposure to the global workplace through eight-week summer 2019 internships in Armenia. Students gain valuable insight and experience into the tourism/ecotourism sector and economic development in Armenia while developing professional and intercultural skills demanded by today’s market. Internships are conducted in English, with placements available in nature conservation, preservation of wildlife, agribusiness research, cultural heritage, and environmental education.

Applicants can find details about specific internship positions already identified and confirmed for Summer 2019 here.

US Intern Abroad Armenia Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, program compatibility, and academic merit; awards range from $1,000 to $2,000.

To be eligible for U.S. Intern Abroad Armenia funding, applicants must:

  • Apply to the American Councils Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Program in Armenia;
  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
  • Be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a higher education institution;
  • Meet the desired qualifications of the internship host.

The application deadline is February 15th, 2019.

Apply here!

Internship: U.S. Department of State Fall 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid)

Deadline to apply: February 28, 2019

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Fall 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit the Intern page of our Careers site for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2019 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: U.S. Department of State Fall 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid). Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is February 28, 2019.

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

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

Internship: NGO Internship at Tbilisi’s Impact Hub

+ |July 14-August 1| NGO Internship at Tbilisi’s Impact Hub. 2 credits.

Options include mapping/GIS related projects, collecting interviews
with people in Svaneti, multimedia/website content production, and
sustainable economic environment/tourism. For costs and details,
please contact me or Renee Stillings,

Please direct requests for more information about any of these

Study Abroad: SRAS Georgian Footways (Tbilisi, Svaneti)

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2019

+ |June 30-July 14| Georgian Footways: Human Geography of the
Caucasus. 2 credits.

In the northwest corner of Georgia lies Svaneti, where the surrounding
mountains have helped to protect and preserve the region’s distinct
language and culture over the centuries. This course examines
questions surrounding economic development, the current environmental
and social issues facing the region, and efforts to preserve Svaneti’s
unique natural and cultural heritage. Again, we are offering this
program at very low cost: The program costs include housing in Tbilisi
and back country in Svaneti, meals, and tuition are included.

Program information:

Study Abroad: SRAS: Georgian Foodways (Tbilisi)

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2019

+ |June 16-30| Georgian Foodways: Global Pathways/Local Contexts.  2 credits.

Travel throughout Georgia, housing, most meals, and US accredited
tuition included. Let’s think about the complex national-cultural role
of wine and food, which have both separated Georgia from surrounding
nations and ethnicities, but also brought it into global economic
pathways. This program is one of the most affordable options for any
summer, accredited program.

Program information:

Funding/Travel/Internship: American Friends of Russian Folklore (Russia)

Deadline for scholarships: February 10, 2019

Expedition Deadline: April, May 2019

Scholarships and Internships Now Available to Students, Scholars and K12 Teachers

Folklore Expeditions Sponsored by American Friends of Russian Folklore

Whether you join us to interview witches in Romania, collect legends of Bronze Age cities in Siberia, document traditional lore in the Altai Mountains or study the Cossack comeback as a political and cultural force, you can apply for financial support for your Folklore Expedition participation.

American Friends of Russian Folklore now offers two types of scholarships —

  • One AFRF Scholarship for $1500
  • Two K12 Teachers’ Scholarships for $1000 each (funded by Indiana University’s Russian & East European Institute)

Continue reading “Funding/Travel/Internship: American Friends of Russian Folklore (Russia)”

Internship: Crossroads Eurasia (Russia)

Deadline to Apply: March 2019

Crossroads Eurasia is now accepting applications for its 2019 internship program in Russia. 

What is Crossroads Eurasia? 
Founded in 2010, Crossroads Eurasia is about complementing your study of the Russian language with a practical hands-on experience. You can teach English, work as a camp counselor, do translation, or experience Russia at street level via our media / journalism program. Options can be combined.

What you get
– Discover Russia for yourself
– Resume-worthy work experience
– Relaxed vibe of a provincial Russian city
– Language tutor + all-day Russian practice
– Make friends with Russian peers
– 24-hour support from local coordinator
– Access to alumni network

At least 2.5 months before travel (i.e. apply by mid-March to start at the beginning of June). Spots are filled on a rolling basis, so apply early.

For more information and to apply