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November 14, 2013

Fellowship: Alfa Fellowship Program

Deadline:December 1, 2013

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 series, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and 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.

Program Benefits
Drawing upon extensive contacts throughout industry, media, publican and nonprofit institutions in Russia, the Alfa Fellowship Program works together with the Fellows to identify suitable work placements at leading institutions in Russia in business, media, and public and social policy.

The Alfa Fellowship Program endeavors to secure positions that meet the interests of both the fellows and host institutions. Fellows’ progress is closely monitored by the Fund for International Fellowships and Cultural Dialogue in Moscow.

In addition to individualized professional assignments, the Alfa Fellowship Program includes:

Four-month Russian language tutoring program in the U.S. or U.K.
Four-month Russian language course in Moscow
Orientation seminar in Washington, D.C., with accommodation and roundtrip travel
Housing in Moscow for the duration of the program
Moscow seminar program
Generous monthly stipend
Three regional excursions throughout Russia and one to a neighboring country
Limited international health, accident, and liability insurance

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 another second language may be considered
Graduate degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field
At least two years of relevant work experience; candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field, approximately six years, in order to qualify for the Alfa Fellowship Program.

Application Deadline
December 1, 2013 for the 2014-2015 program year.

For more information, please contact: alfa@culturalvistas.org.

Posted by sarayu at November 14, 2013 01:07 PM