Internship: Russian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

All who are selected to participate in CFR’s Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program receive training in the field of foreign policy and international affairs as well as skills training in writing, research, program planning and much more.

Russia Studies team focuses on U.S.- Russian relations and current affairs across the former Soviet Union. The intern will deepen their understanding of the current and historical trends between the two countries. They will gain a strong skill set on policy-related research and editing skills.

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CFP: Studies in Russian, Eurasian, and Central European New Media (Digital Icons)

Deadline: July 31, 2020

www.digitalicons.org

Digital Selves
Embodiment and Co-Presence
in New Media Cultures in Central Europe and Eurasia

Guest editors:
Cassandra Hartblay (University of Toronto)
Tatiana Klepikova (University of Toronto)

Since the emergence of new media cultures, the theorization of the relationship between embodied positioning in space and our digital personas has evolved in new and significant directions. We have become increasingly aware of the forms of extended, multiple and fragmented selves that are made possible by internet and computer-facilitated settings. New media have championed previously unthinkable practices of self-representation necessitating a change in how researchers understand the virtual traces of our bodies online and the relationship between material bodies and physical spaces.

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Acad. Job: Russian Language Instructor (Remote, Mercyhurst University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Mercyhurst University seeks a post-doctoral teaching fellow to teach two courses online and engage with students in the Russian Studies program. The two courses include one section of Intro to Russian I and one section of Intermediate Russian I, both for the Fall 2020 semester. Contingent on final funding, the grant provides a salary of $5000 per course, plus a stipend for course preparation during the summer. In addition, the instructor will get training in online instruction, the support of a mentor in online instruction, and the use of a laptop. Because the courses will be online, no relocation will be necessary. Training for online instruction begins upon hiring. Mercyhurst fall semester runs from 8/17/2020-12/4/2020.

Interested candidates should send a current CV, cover letter, and at least one letter of recommendation that addresses teaching experience to hrinfo@mercyhurst.edu. Candidates with PhD in hand are preferred. Because we are offering training, prior experience in online instruction is desirable but not required. Finalists must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process, be authorized to be employed in the United States, and have positive references. We aim to fill the position quickly and will begin reviewing applications immediately. Candidates can direct questions about the position to Katie Duda, Director of the Russian Studies program at Mercyhurst University, kduda@mercyhurst.edu

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Entry LevelTranslation Project Coordinator (Prague)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The position of the Translation Project Coordinator is responsible for managing and coordinating the completion of all language projects. 
   

Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the entire life-cycle of all projects assigned to the individual
  • Juggle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Understand and abide by individual project instructions
  • Liaise with sales staff to clarify project parameters
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with contract translators and proofreaders globally
  • Negotiate with vendors
  • Coordinate with quality personnel to ensure that the translation perfectly complies with instructions and is linguistically perfect
  • Communicate any issues/problems/caveats or additional
  • Distribute information to sales staff as soon as that information is available
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Job: Russian Language Teaching Assistant (Middlebury College)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Middlebury College is urgently seeking a Russian Language Teaching Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year. The position entails residing at the Russian House on campus for the academic year (health and safety conditions permitting), or working remotely in the event campus should be evacuated.  In addition to living at the Russian House, the Language Teaching Assistant will organize supplementary cultural activities and programming for students of Russian at the college, provide support for language courses in the Russian Department, (including leading discussion sections), and tutoring for students of Russian at all levels at Middlebury. Taken together, these responsibilities will comprise approximately 20 hours of work per week in the fall and spring semesters, with the opportunity for additional hours during Winter term in January.

While this is not a full-time position, it might be a good fit for a graduate student on their way to an advanced degree. Compensation includes room and board, as well as insurance, and $16.25 per hour. Start date TBD, but likely mid to late August. 

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Language Training: Online Language Programs (American Councils)

Deadline (extended): July 31, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, American Councils Study Abroad will be running modified programs in Fall 2020.

Online Programs: Full-Time or Part-Time*

*Full-Time programs feature approximately 240 total contact hours over the course of the semester and award 16 undergraduate/15 graduate credits. Part-Time programs feature approximately 112 total contact hours over the course of the semester and award 8 undergraduate/10 graduate credits. 

Hybrid Programs (7 weeks online; 7 weeks in-country**)

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Internship: Virtual Student Federal Service (US Department of State)

Deadline: July 31, 2020

The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world. It is a U.S. Department of State-run program to harness technology and a commitment to global service among young people to facilitate new forms of engagement. Working from home or college and university campuses in the United States and throughout the world, Virtual Interns are partnered with our U.S. diplomatic posts and domestic federal offices to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world.

Students work remotely on projects up to 10 hours per week from September to May, and can have a flexible schedule during the school year. This allows students to meet both their academic and virtual internship goals.

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CFP: Studies in Russian, Eurasian, and Central European New Media

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Call for proposals for a special issue of Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (www.digitalicons.org)

“Digital Selves: Embodiment and Co-Presence in New Media Cultures in Central Europe and Eurasia” (to be published early summer 2021)

Guest editors: Cassandra Hartblay and Tatiana Klepikova (University of Toronto)

Since the emergence of new media cultures, the theorization of the relationship between embodied positioning in space and our digital personas has evolved in new and significant directions. We have become increasingly aware of the forms of extended, multiple and fragmented selves that are made possible by internet and computer-facilitated settings. New media have championed previously unthinkable practices of self-representation necessitating a change in how researchers understand the virtual traces of our bodies online and the relationship between material bodies and physical spaces.

As of recently, the global pandemic has shifted daily practices and forced many people to seek new, predominantly online, ways of socializing. However, even before this crisis, there were many digital ways of being apart together – developed in minority or marginalized communities. For instance, in mid-March 2020, Russian disability activists started a hashtag campaign, #ButWeAreAlwaysAtHome (#АМыВсегдаДома) seeking to mobilize popular conversations about ‘surviving quarantine’ to highlight ongoing social exclusion of people with disabilities and crip strategies for living at home.

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Job: Program Coordinator and Part-Time Russian Language Instructors (Russian School of Indiana)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Russian School of Indiana seeks a program coordinator and part-time instructors of Russian-as-foreign language (children and adults, various levels) as well as Russian-as-a-heritage-language (children, various levels) to teach on-line.

Qualifications: comfortable working with heritage speakers and/or people with no background in Russian; some proficiency  in use of ZOOM (or equivalent) for on-line language instruction. More info about school is at www.indyrussianschool.com.

If interested, please send an email to: info@indyrussianschool.com and include your resume, contact information, and any questions you may have.

Acad. Job: Russian Language Lab Instructor (Macalester College, Minnesota)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seeking a Russian Language Lab Instructor for the 2020-2021 academic year. The language lab instructor provides Macalester students with supplemental classroom language instruction. Health and safety conditions permitting, the language lab instructor will live in Macalester’s Russian House and provide students with a resource for cultural study and conversational practice. If residency in the Russian House is not feasible for any duration of the academic year, the lab instructor ideally will residein reasonable proximity to campusin order to serve as a resource for students of Russian and organize cultural activities. This full-time position is open to candidates who currently reside in the United States.

Responsibilities

  • Provide supplemental classroom instruction in Elementary and Intermediate Russian courses (in conjunction with Macalester language faculty and adhering to all established college academic standards and procedures)
  • If health and safety conditions permit: reside in, manage, and regularly speak Russian with residents of the Russian House for the entire duration of the contract (August 25, 2020 – May 17, 2021)
  • Act as a resource for students by providing advanced conversational practice, cultural study, and tutoring as needed 
  • Lead or assist students with organizing and promoting cultural activities
  • Occasionally replace faculty members when they are ill or out of town for professional conferences
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