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PROGRAMS  / INTERNSHIPS

Internships Abroad
in Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, or Poland
Translation, Journalism, Business, NGOs, Think Tanks, and More

 
Internships also offered as part of: 
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Foreigners choose to work in Eurasia because it's a challenge. Time abroad can make you more confident, creative, and flexible. You work with people from different cultures who speak different languages. You work with bureaucratic and personal challenges. You work far from home, forming your own support groups, and still get the job done. To succeed, you must be exactly the sort of self-starting, adventurous, and flexible candidate that can actively contribute to any organization. In addition, having these locations on your resume invites conversations from potential employers.

Journalism students should not be surprised that many award-winning western reporters got their start covering Russia and Eastern Europe. Students interested in cultural and social work will find no end of opportunities in Eurasia’s diverse, educated, but often troubled societies. Translation students should consider time abroad mandatory – knowledge of the local culture, history, and current use of the language in conversation are essential to their craft.

SRAS invites you abroad to expand your world view, gain experience, and join the growing ranks of today’s global professionals by serving an internship in Eurasia. 

Jump to: Locations; Internship Electives; Program Details; Placement Examples

 

- Dates, Costs, and Curriculums -

SRAS internships in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine are high-value, intensive packages. They are full-time programs combining the internship with language study and include visa and housing. Note that these countries require a minimum number of classroom hours in order to issue student visas.

SRAS internship packages in Poland are designed for maximum flexibility. They have no language requirement and give support to allow you to choose your own housing. Visa (not needed for trips less than 90 days) and housing are not included in the price listed. This is possible in part due to Poland's less restrictive visa requirements.

Poland

 
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Semester: Cost $3,995
The fall semester in Poland runs from October until February. The spring semester from February to June. The cost listed assumes 15 weeks within a semester period.

Summer: Cost $2,750 
     Dates: May 29 - Aug 4, 2017  (Apply by: April 1, 2017)

Flexible:

Name your own dates! (Apply two months in advance)
Minimum one month commitment
Cost:
   First month: $1,750
   Each additional week: $250

Curriculum:

Internship Option
See below for the options. Note that not all options are available in all locations. All internships in Poland come with 120 minutes per week of basic Polish language study.

Other Courses:
Students interested in taking courses on media, cybersecurity, history, demographics, and more can do so by signing up for an internship as part of our Security and Society Program


Details:

Cost includes tuition for study as outlined, pre-departure materials, local orientation, health and accident insurance, round-trip airport transfers, and SRAS in-country support.

Visas are not needed for stays of 90 days or less in Poland (and the EU in general). Longer stays require a visa. Collegium Civitas will provide you with the letter for visa support. Visa applications require a visit to a Polish consulate. Fees and related expenses for the visa are not included in the program cost.

Housing is not included. Collegium Civitas (our partner university in Warsaw) works with a housing partner to help you find an apartment or room. The internship coordinator will also send you information about other housing options that you can explore independently.

For other questions, see our FAQ page or contact an SRAS consultant.


Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine

 
Internships also offered as part of: 
Central-Asia-Studies

Semester: $9,995* 
     Fall: Sep 4 - Dec 15, 2017  (Apply by May 15, 2017)
     Spring: Feb 1 - May 18, 2018  (Apply by Oct 31, 2017)

Summer: $7,295*
     Dates: May 29 - Aug 4, 2017  (Apply by: March 15, 2017)

Flexible
Name your own dates! (Apply three months in advance)
Minimum two month commitment
Cost:
   First two months: $6 395 (all other locations)*
   Each additional week: $545 (all other locations)

Curriculum:

Russian Language Study  (RUS-100/200/300/400)
Small, intensive classes focusing on reading, writing, grammar, speaking, comprehension, and phonetics. Upper level options vary by location and can include literature, film, or specialized language training (political/economic, media, translation).
Academic Hours:  Fall, Spring: 180*  Summer: 120*

Culture Lab (RUS-101)
Excursions, seminars, and other out-of-the-classroom experiences at locations of historical, cultural, or other interest. Syllabi now available for: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Bishkek, Vladivostok, Irkutsk, and Kiev.

Internship Option
See below for the options. Note that not all electives are available in all locations.


Details:

Costs include: Costs include tuition for study as outlined, visa and registration, pre-departure materials, local orientation, health and accident insurance, housing as listed below, round-trip airport transfers, SRAS in-country support, and use of a mobile telephone. Costs as listed include transcripts - a $300 credit is applied for students who are not seeking academic credit and will not require transcripts.

Visa and registration assistance are provided. All costs are included.

Housing is included. Russia and Bishkek include dormitory accommodation with home stay available at additional cost. Kiev includes home stay with half board. Shared apartments may be available upon request.

For other questions, see our FAQ page or contact an SRAS consultant.  

 

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- Internship Options-

Internships generally require 15-20 hours per week. All requirements may vary slightly by internship location and by internship host. Internships may be taken for credit or for experience only. Students interested in earning academic credit should specifically request this early in the application process so that we can ensure the proper documentation and university requirements are met. Students seeking credit should also see our FAQ page on the issue

NGOs & Think Tanks  

NGO and Think Tanks
- Research and other good work -

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Description

Students spend a minimum of 20 hours per week working for a local NGO or think tank. Students may be asked to research, write, translate, or network depending on the student's abilities and/or the needs of the institution. Students seeking credit for the internship must submit biweekly journal entries and complete a 12-15 page paper on a specific issue affecting the geographic area of study.

Locations

This program is available in all locations.

Requirements

Requirements may differ depending on the internship sought. Strong spoken and written Russian as well as related study and/or experience in the field are not required, but are preferred. Students who do not speak Russian can generally still be placed in internships, but the range of possible tasks they might be offered there will necessarily be more limited.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete SRAS's regular application procedures
  2. Complete both sections of the TORFL1 practice test online
  3. Submit two writing samples in English.
    1. One sample should be of ten or more pages and the other of two to five pages (papers produced for college level classes are appropriate as writing samples);
  4. Students hoping to undertake work that will require advanced Russian skills should also submit a copy of their resume in Russian.

These additional application materials should be uploaded to the Application Materials section of your login page.

Start-Application

Internship Details

  • Research, Think Tanks

General requirements: Academic background in international relations, political science, history, conflict management, etc.

The experience: Interns work at one of a number of think tanks that specialize in Russian, Central Asian, or international issues. Interns may translate articles and press releases, help with logistics for organizational events, and otherwise assist in the daily functioning of the organization. Interns may gather information from various sources (libraries, internet, journals, etc.) and prepare briefings or reports for staff members. In some cases, students may also work on personal research topics.

Examples of organizations with which SRAS students have served internships include:*

Carnegie Moscow Center
Human Rights Watch
Transparency International
PIR Center for International Studies

  • Charities, Non-Profits, and NGOs 

General requirements: NGOs can use a range of diverse skills. Successful applicants will have one or more of the following skills: the business side of their operations (accounting, marketing, fund-raising, grant writing); translation; writing; research; computer programming; teaching; design; working with children; and/or general people skills. Russian skills are generally optional for many NGOs.

The experience: NGOs often work with at-risk groups. These include: street children; the homeless; refugees; the disabled; and/or minorities. Interns may teach, translate, assist in logistics for organizational events, lead team-building exercises, network, fundraise, research, write, or perform any number of other tasks depending on the student’s interests and/or the organization’s needs.

Placement Examples*

by city:

Kiev
Bishkek
Warsaw

in other locations:*

Miramed Institute
Perspektiva

Memorial
Children of St. Petersburg
MPC Social Services
Baikal Wave
Great Baikal Trail

*SRAS has placed students at these organizations. This list is provided for information only; it is not a complete list of possible organizations nor does it guarantee placement or availability at these organizations.

Museums & Theatres 

Museums and Theatres
- Careers in culture -

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Description

Students may be responsible for maintaining and updating web pages, updating and translation of exhibit notes, programs, and other marketing or fundraising materials. Theatre internships will not include acting or directing - but may include any of the tasks above and possibly leading voice and pronunciation classes in English. Students seeking credit must submit biweekly journal entries and complete a 12-15 page paper on a specific issue affecting museums or theatres in the geographic area of study.

Locations

This program is available in all locations.

Requirements

Requirements may differ depending on the internship sought. Students should have a background in the humanities, art/art history, general history, and/or Internet and computer skills. Strong spoken and written Russian as well as related study and/or experience in the field are not required, but are preferred. Students who do not speak Russian can usually still be placed in internships, but the range of possible tasks they might be offered there will necessarily be more limited.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete SRAS's regular application procedures
  2. Complete both sections of the TORFL1 practice test online
  3. Submit two writing samples in English.
    1. One sample should be of ten or more pages and the other of two to five pages (papers produced for college level classes are appropriate as writing samples);
  4. Students hoping to undertake work that will require advanced Russian skills should also submit a copy of their resume in Russian.
  5. Students applying for a theatre internship should submit an acting/technical CV.

These additional application materials should be uploaded to the Application Materials section of your login page.

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Placement Examples*

by city:

Kiev
Bishkek
Warsaw

in other locations:*

Museum.ru
The Hermitage Gallery
Museum of Contemporary History
St.Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music
The Tretyakov Gallery
The Peter and Paul Fortress
The State Russian Museum
The Russian Museum of Ethnography
Mariinsky Theater
Irkutsk Drama Theater

*SRAS has placed students at these organizations. This list is provided for information only; it is not a complete list of possible organizations nor does it guarantee placement or availability at these organizations.

Journalism  

Report from Abroad
- A gateway to journalism -

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Description

Students spend a minimum of 20 hours per week working for a local English-language paper to research, write, and publish articles. Students may also work at transcribing interviews and generally assisting management and staff in the daily production of the publication. Students seeking credit must submit biweekly journal entries and, at the end of their program, a portfolio of published articles.

Locations

This program is available in Moscow, Warsaw, Bishkek, and Kiev.

Requirements

Applicants should have previous journalism experience and advanced Russian language skills.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete SRAS's regular application procedures
  2. Complete both sections of the TORFL1 practice test online
  3. Submit two sample articles in English.
    1. One sample should be of ten or more pages and the other of two to five pages (papers produced for college level classes are appropriate as writing samples);
  4. Students hoping to undertake work that will require advanced Russian skills should also submit a copy of their resume in Russian.
  5. Students may be asked to additionally submit an original application article or article "pitches.” 

These additional application materials should be uploaded to the Application Materials section of your login page.

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Placement Examples*

by city:

Kiev
Bishkek
Warsaw

in other locations:*

The Moscow Times
The St. Petersburg Times
Russia Behind the Headlines
Russia Direct
The Central Asian Times

*SRAS has placed students at these organizations. This list is provided for information only; it is not a complete list of possible organizations nor does it guarantee placement or availability at these organizations.

Translation

Translate Abroad Internships
- Translate Russian language skills into a career -

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Description

Students spend a minimum of 20 hours per week working for a local NGO or think tank. Students may be asked to research, write, translate, or network depending on the student's abilities and/or the needs of the institution. Students seeking credit for the internship must submit biweekly journal entries and complete a 12-15 page paper on a specific issue affecting the geographic area of study.

Locations

This program is available in Moscow, Bishkek, and Kiev.

Requirements

Applicants should have advanced to native English skills, intermediate to native Russian skills, and exceptional writing skills in English. No previous experience or education in translation is needed, but beginner traslators will be accepted and placed based on talent shown. 

Application Procedure

  1. Complete SRAS's regular application procedures
  2. Complete both sections of the TORFL1 practice test online
  3. Complete a translation test and upload this with the rest of their documents to the application system.
  4. Submit two writing samples in English.
    1. One sample should be of ten or more pages and the other of two to five pages (papers produced for college level classes are appropriate as writing samples);
  5. Students hoping to undertake work that will require advanced Russian skills should also submit a copy of their resume in Russian.
  6. Applicants will be asked to complete a small test translation after all other materials have been submitted.

These additional application materials should be uploaded to the Application Materials section of your login page.

Start-Application

Placement Examples*

by city:

Kiev
Bishkek
Warsaw

in other locations:*

Alinga Consulting Group
The School of Russian and Asian Studies
The Tretyakov Gallery
Perspektiva (NGO: Disabilities)

The Peter and Paul Fortress
A Just Russia (political party)

*SRAS has placed students at these organizations. This list is provided for information only; it is not a complete list of possible organizations nor does it guarantee placement or availability at these organizations.

Business 

Business Internships
- The Language of Business -

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Description

Students choose between two categories: 1) Sales and Marketing and 2) Finance and Operations (see below for details and requirements). Specific placements within these categories depend on current availability. Actual duties and hours may vary according to the needs of the host company. Students seeking credit must submit biweekly journal entries and complete a 12-15 page paper discussing what they have learned about the language, culture, history, economy, society, and/or politics of the host country through the internship.

Locations

This program is available in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, and Kiev.

Requirements

Students should already have an academic background or professional experience in their chosen field. Other requirements may differ depending on the internship sought. Strong spoken and written Russian as well as related study and/or experience in the field are not required, but are preferred. Students who do not speak Russian may still be placed in internships, but the range of possible tasks they might be offered there will necessarily be more limited.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete SRAS's regular application procedures
  2. Complete both sections of the TORFL1 practice test online
  3. Submit two writing samples in English.
    1. One sample should be of ten or more pages and the other of two to five pages (papers produced for college level classes are appropriate as writing samples);
  4. Students hoping to undertake work that will require advanced Russian skills should also submit a copy of their resume in Russian.

These additional application materials should be uploaded to the Application Materials section of your login page.

Start-Application

Internship Details

Finance and Operations Internships will focus on company day-to-day operations and improvements. Specific duties may include assisting with employee communications, financial and performance analysis, translation, presentations, and other special projects.

Sales and Marketing Internships work with a company’s marketing department as part of a team developing promotional campaigns and marketing strategies. Interns may also assist or participate in sales.

Placement Examples*

by city:

Kiev
Bishkek
Warsaw

in other locations:*

ROSNEFT 
ROST-Realty
Alinga Consulting Group
Reshenie Consulting

Emerging Markets Group 
RUSSOFT

*SRAS has placed students at these organizations. This list is provided for information only; it is not a complete list of possible organizations nor does it guarantee placement or availability at these organizations.

 

Program Locations:
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