The Alfa Fellowship Program is an 11-month, fully funded fellowship program that begins with language training in the fellow’s home country prior to departure, followed by a group language course in Moscow. Alfa fellows also attend a seminar program to gain an in-depth look at contemporary Russia and to discuss current affairs there. Fellows then complete work placements at prominent organizations, including private companies, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations. Trips to different cities in the region are interspersed throughout the program year.
Early to mid-career professional from the United States, United Kingdom, or Germany
Bachelor’s degree and relevant professional experience related to desired field of work placement
Demonstrated interest in Russia and the region with clearly defined career trajectory
Commitment to being an active contributor to an international network
Previous study of a second language, preferably Russian
Outstanding professional achievements and academic qualifications
Evidence of leadership potential and self-initiative
Active involvement in community and/ or public service
Benefits: Fellows receive a monthly stipend, program related-travel costs, accommodation, and insurance.
Application Information: The application deadline for the 2022-2023 program year is December 1, 2021. For more information about the Alfa Fellowship Program and to access the online application, please visit: www.culturalvistas.org/alfa. If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinars are held twice a month. To see the full schedule and register to attend please visit: www.culturalvistas.org/alfa
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