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Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Fellow Cultural Vistas Moscow, Russia
The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional
development initiative placing up to 18 American, British, and German citizens
per year in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields
of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, and related areas. Key
goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are expanding networks of American,
British, and German professionals, developing greater intercultural
understanding, and advancing knowledge of Russian affairs in the West.
The Alfa Fellowship Program begins with language training in
the Fellow’s geographic location followed by a language course in Moscow
starting in mid-June. Throughout the summer, Alfa Fellows attend a seminar
program with key public and private sector officials to discuss current issues
facing Russia. Fellows then work at prominent organizations in Russia,
including private companies, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations.
Eligible candidates must have a graduate degree and
professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy,
or a related field. Russian language proficiency is not required, but is
preferred. The Fellowship includes a generous monthly stipend, language
training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.
U.S., U.K., or German citizen between the ages of 25 and 35;
Graduate degree and professional experience in business,
economics, journalism, law, government or public policy. Candidates without a
graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional
experience in their field.
Outstanding professional achievement and academic
Active involvement in community or public service;
Evidence of leadership potential;
Russian language experience is preferred, however not
required, at the time of application. Applicants proficient in another second
language may be considered.