- Academic English Studies (ESL)
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Internship and Scholarship Opportunities
The American Councils that administer a variety of cultural exchange, study abroad, and research programs on behalf of both public and private organizations. See some of their links: http://www.americancouncils. org/programList. php
Study Abroad Resources on the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships web site: http://www.iie.org/en/Students
Internship opportunities related to Russian Studies at the AATSEEL website:
Also good is the School of Russian & Asian Studies scholarship web site at:
Internships at the Woodrow Wilson Center:
* The Woodrow Wilson Center has two different internship programs with separate applications and deadlines:
Read more about this at:
Other useful web sites:
Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages
Middlebury College summer school (deadline - December 31, 2011):
through Monterey Institute of International Studies:
Monterey also offers Betty and David Jones Language Scholarship:
Critical Language Scholarship Program (Deadline: November 15, 2010)* *
(The Boren Scholarships). Read more about this program at:
The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website at www.clscholarship.org/applicants <http://www.clscholarship.org/applicants>. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, described at http://www.clscholarship.org/applicants.htm#prerequisites.
Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
To access the online application, or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at http://www.clscholarship.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>.
Research Assistantships at the Kennan Institute (Washington, D.C.)*
The Kennan Institute offers paid research assistant positions for undergraduate, graduate, and prospective graduate students who are U.S. citizens. Each research assistant works with a scholar in residence at the Institute over a period of three to nine months. Applicants should have a good command of the Russian language and ability to conduct independent research. This position offers a flexible schedule of 15 hours per week and a metro subsidy for conducting off-site research.
For more information about research assistantships and other internships offered by the Woodrow Wilson Center, click here: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=internships.welcome
Job Opportunities in Russia:
“The Moscow Times” Job Information List: http://www.careercenter. ru/
“The St. Petersburg Times” (services links): http://www.sptimes. ru/
Teaching English in Russia
Joe Wilson of SRAS recommends that students who want to teach English in Russia take a look at some material on their site (the School of Russian and Asian Studies). He thinks that there are some nuances and pitfalls to teaching English in Russia that all American job seekers need to know:
The market leader in Moscow is a Swedish company called English First
Some of my colleagues also recommend a school in St. Petersburg:
They arrange work visas as well.
Some had students participate in the Serendpity program in Vladimir and they were very pleased: http://www.serendipity-russia.com/
Volunteer Opportunities in the Portland Metropolitan Area:
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, IRCO, Portland, Oregon, USA 97220 Phone: (503) 234-1541 FAX: (503) 234-1259
Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS) - a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon:
There are some opportunities to volunteer or do internships in Russian language and culture programs at Portland public schools. See some information about these programs at:
Summer School Scholarships
Arizona State University Summer 2011 Language Schoo l offers tuition-free instructions in critical languages (including Russian).
8-week program in Russian takes place at ASU and in Kazan, Russia (June 20 - August 12): Russian is offered at 200, 300, 400 levels only.
Also, have in mind that Kazan is center of Tatar culture in Russia and Tatar language is offered at ASU at all levels.
Middlebury College is pleased to announce The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. These 100 fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from Kathryn Davis to address today’s critical need for increased language proficiency in the United States.
The Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools.
For complete fellowship information and an application please visit:
Summer Intensive Language Studies at Beloit:
Intensive summer school at the University of Pittsburgh:
The Intensive Summer Language Program at the University of Washington (Seattle): http://depts.washington. edu/slavweb/
Indiana University Summer School in Russian: http://www.indiana. edu/~iuslavic/swseel/
Monterey Institute for International Studies: http://www.miis.edu/academics/language/summer