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Offer: Alfa Fellowship, Cultural Vistas, Russia

Organization: Cultural Vistas
Location: Russia (Moscow)

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program placing up to 10 American and 5 British citizens per year in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy. 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 programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance. Russian language proficiency is preferred though not required at the time of application.

Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. or U.K. citizen between the ages of 25 and 35
Graduate degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, mass communications, law, international relations, political science, government, or public policy; Candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field
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. If an applicant does not speak Russian, he/she will need to be proficient in a second language to qualify for the program.
Evidence of leadership potential

Application Information: The application deadline for the Alfa Fellowship Program is December 1. To access the online application, please visit:

For more information about the Alfa Fellowship Program or application process please contact:

Cultural Vistas (formerly AIPT-CDS) Alfa Fellowship Program 440 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10016 Tel. (212) 497-3510 Fax. (212) 497-3587 Email. Web.

OJSC Alfa-Bank is incorporated, focused and based in Russia, and is not affiliated with U.S.-based Alfa Insurance.

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