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The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development initiative placing up to 15 American and British citizens per year in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related fields. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are expanding networks of American, British and Russian professionals, developing greater intercultural understanding, and advancing U.S.-Russian and U.K.-Russian relations. The program includes language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, a monthly stipend, and insurance. Russian language proficiency is preferred though not required at the time of application.

Award / Eligibility Details:

U.S. or U.K. citizen between the ages of 25 and 35. Graduate degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, government or public policy. Outstanding professional achievement and academic qualifications; active involvement in community or public service; Russian language experience is preferred, however not required, at the time of application; applicants proficient in another second language may be considered; evidence of leadership potential.

Deadline: Early December each year

Academic Level: Graduate, Post-Graduate

Type/Purpose: Internship, Study Abroad / International Exchange

Field of Study: Business, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: Foreign Citizen / International Student, US Citizen

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