Alfa Fellowship Program – via Cultural Vistas

The Alfa Fellowship Prorgam is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas in Russia.

The program accepts up to 18 American, British and German citizens per year.  The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience.  Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, coverage of all program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British, German, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance knowledge of Russia in the West.

Eligibility Requirements

  • US, UK or German citizen
  • 25-35 years old at the application deadline
  • Russian proficiency is preferred; qualified candidates with fluency in another second language may be considered
  • Graduate degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field
  • At least two years of relevant work experience; candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field, approximately six years, in order to qualify

See website.

Application Deadline
Early December

Additional Information

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