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.
The Alfa Fellowship Program endeavors to secure positions that meet the interests of both the participants 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
- Monthly stipend
- Limited international health, accident, and liability insurance
- Moscow seminar program
- Three regional excursions throughout Russia and one to a neighboring country
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.
December 1, 2012 for the 2013-2014 program year.
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