Alfa Fellow - Fully funded professional development opportunity in Russia

<p>Gain competitive skills for the global workplace&nbsp;plus experience the&nbsp;business, policy and cultural environments of Russia and the region&nbsp;through this&nbsp;unparalleled&nbsp;opportunity&nbsp;that has enabled&nbsp;over 200 young professionals from the U.S., U.K., and Germany to elevate their careers since 2004.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Alfa Fellowship Program is an 11-month, fully funded fellowship program that begins with language training in the fellow&rsquo;s home country prior to departure, followed by a group language course in Moscow starting in mid-June. Throughout the summer, Alfa fellows attend a seminar program to gain an in-depth look at contemporary Russia and to discuss current affairs there. Fellows then complete work placements at prominent organizations, including private companies, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations.&nbsp;Trips to&nbsp;different&nbsp;cities in the region are interspersed throughout the program year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Program Benefits:&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Gain high-level professional development experience in Russia at private companies, law firms, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations&nbsp;</li> <li>Immerse in contemporary Moscow and experience everyday life in this vibrant capital city&nbsp;</li> <li>Travel to three regions in Russia and to a neighboring country through program organized trips&nbsp;</li> <li>Learn from experts through the Moscow seminar series and lectures at the Higher School of Economics&nbsp;</li> <li>Receive a monthly stipend, private accommodation in the center of Moscow,&nbsp;all program-related travel costs including round-trip travel to Russia, and insurance coverage&nbsp;</li> <li>Strengthen Russian language skills through private tutoring prior to departure and group language classes upon arrival in Moscow&nbsp;</li> <li>Connect with alumni around the world through the Alfa Fellowship Alumni Association and Cultural Vistas Alumni Network&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Eligibility:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>U.S., U.K., or German citizen between the ages of 25 and 35</li> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree and 2-3 years of relevant professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, arts/cultural management or a related field</li> <li>Graduate degree in desired professional area preferred</li> <li>Outstanding professional achievements and academic qualifications</li> <li>Demonstrated interest in Russia and the region</li> <li>Evidence of leadership potential and self-initiative</li> <li>Active involvement in community or public service</li> <li>Russian language experience is preferred, however not required, at the time of application. Applicants proficient in another foreign language may be considered.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Application Information:</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>The application deadline for the&nbsp;2021-2022&nbsp;program year&nbsp;is&nbsp;<strong>December 1, 2020</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about&nbsp;the Alfa Fellowship Program&nbsp;and to access the online application, please visit: www.culturalvistas.org/alfa. If you have any questions, please&nbsp;contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:alfa@culturalvistas.org">alfa@culturalvistas.org</a>&nbsp;or +1 212 497 3510.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>OJSC Alfa-Bank is incorporated, focused and based in Russia, and is not affiliated with U.S.-based Alfa Insurance.&nbsp;</p>


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