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September 07, 2012

Fellowship: Alfa Fellowship Program

Deadline: December 1, 2012

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas. The program accepts up to 15 American and British citizens per year.

The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, a monthly stipend, and health insurance.

The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance U.S.-Russian and U.K.-Russian relations.

Drawing upon extensive contacts throughout industry, media, government, and nonprofit institutions in Russia, the Alfa Fellowship Program works together with participants to identify suitable work placements at leading institutions in Russia in business, media, and the nonprofit sector.

Candidates for the Alfa Fellowship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- U.S. or U.K. citizen
- 25–35 years old at the application deadline
- Russian proficiency is preferred; qualified candidates with fluency in a second language may be considered
- Graduate-level degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, and/or public policy
- At least two years of relevant work experience; candidates without graduate degrees must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field, approximately six years, in order to qualify for the Alfa Fellowship Program.

For more information, visit http://culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/professional-fellowships/alfa-fellowship.

Posted by juliahla at September 7, 2012 04:06 PM