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Mary Neuburger, Director BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Internship opportunity at New Economic School in Moscow for Fall, 2013

This opportunity is available to current and recent grads

Posted: February 19, 2013

Application deadline: April 8, 2013

The internship will provide:

  • round-trip airfare
  • housing in a dorm
  • a modest stipend for living expenses 

You will:

  • work at your internship for a minimum of 4 hours/day 

You may:

  • take a language class at Higher School of Economics
  • take a content course at New Economic School
  • participate in all NES events

The first step:

  • provide a personal statement that describes your plan to contribute to NES and develop yourself at NES;
  • provide a current CV;
  • provide at least two letters of reference (of which at least one should be from college faculty).
  • Students whose native language is not English should demonstrate proficiency in English. Some level of Russian is a plus, but is not required.

Please submit these documents to Allegra Azulay electronically

at: aazulay@austin.utexas.edu by April 8

Below are details provided by the New Economic School:

NEW ECONOMIC SCHOOL INTERNSHIPS FOR US
STUDENTS/RECENT GRADUATES  

The New Economic School (http://www.nes.ru/en/home/), located in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for semester-long internships, starting August, 2013.  Undergraduates are invited to apply starting from their junior year.

WHY NES?
 
NES was established as a Western-Russian educational partnership that was intended to promote international standards of education to the best Russian students. As an internationally-oriented university, NES provides the friendliest and most productive atmosphere possible for someone who wishes to study Russian, spend time in Moscow and learn more about Russia. We offer living in dorms with NES students and a student visa. Besides work, we offer a full variety of benefits: enrollment in a Russian language course at Higher School of Economics or in one of the joint NES-HSE BA or NES MA-level courses; participation in all events for NES students; a free roundtrip ticket from the United States; and a fellowship that covers living expenses in Moscow. The minimum workload will be 4 hours a day, but may be more. The combination of rewards and services are individualized to each applicant to achieve personal and professional satisfaction.

DEMAND
 
Many types of assignments, ranging from administrative tasks to daily routines and even fully fledged projects are available:

1. Marketing and promotion of the internship program
2. International exchange office assistant
3. Library attendant
4. Receptionist and phone calls
5. English editor (various tasks)
6. English writer (various tasks)
7. Webmaster of the English part of NES website
8. Computer lab attendant
9. Journalist for the NES newspaper
10. Layout designer for NES news paper
11. Editor for the NES handbook in English
12. Promotion and marketing of NES Summer schools program – concept, printed materials, video, interviews, communications
13. Charity coordination
14. Communication with alumni
15. Reporting and budgeting
16. Accounting assistant
17. Faculty assistant
18. Staff assistant
19. Charity coordinator (Russian orphanage connections)
20. Bachelor student counselor (for BA students applying abroad, helping to write personal statements, etc)

Once the internship program is established and we gain experience the list of tasks will likely become more predictable.

SUPPLY
 
We can accommodate different types of people with various backgrounds, academic and professional interests, and different levels of Russian language (even those without any prior experience). We would like to find motivated young people who are ready to work to accomplish
certain tasks while changing the environment around them. We need people with excellent work ethic, who are creative and industrious and who can inspire people around them with their innovative attitude to work and performance, bringing US service standards to the Russian
environment. 

Those interested should apply in writing via email to the UT Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.  

The deadline for applications for the Fall 2013 Semester is 8 April 2013, noon US local time. Applicants should either already have or intend to immediately receive a passport to go abroad and should be ready to obtain the Russian visa, that includes the HIV test; and ready to other
challenges, connected to the life in Russia.

HOW WE SELECT
 
An intern should provide a personal statement that describes his or her plan to contribute to NES and develop him or herself at NES; a CV; and at least two letters of reference (of which at least one should be from college faculty). Students whose native language is not English should demonstrate proficiency in English. Some level of Russian is a plus, but it is not required.

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