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Offer: Alfa Fellowship in Moscow for US and UK citizens

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Sector: Education
Organization URL: http://www.cdsintl.org/alfa
Last Date To Apply Dec-1-2011
Date Posted Oct-31-2011

Description

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, a monthly stipend, 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

Contact: Alfa Fellowship Program
Telephone: 212 497 3510
Email: alfa@cdsintl.org

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