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Internship Opportunity at New Economic School in Moscow for Spring 2014

Tue, September 10, 2013
Internship Opportunity at New Economic School in Moscow for Spring 2014


Internship Opportunity at New Economic School in Moscow for Spring 2014

 This opportunity is available to current and recent grads

 * Application Deadline: October 1, 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 


  1. Provide a personal statement that describes your plan to contribute to NES and develop yourself at NES (1,000 words or less)
  2. Provide a current CV
  3. Provide at least two letters of recommendation, of which at least one should be from college faculty. The recommender can either scan the letter into pdf format and email it to OR the letters can be delivered by hand to BUR 452 or mailed to: 2505 University Ave. Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712. Please ensure that each letter is clearly labeled: ATTN: Agnes Sekowski, RE: APPLICANT'S NAME, NES Internship. 

Please submit documents to Agnes Sekowski electronically at: by 5:00pm on October 1, 2013.


Below are details provided by the New Economic School:


The New Economic School (, located in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for semester-long internships.  Undergraduates are invited to apply starting from their junior year.


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.


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 newspaper
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.

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 toward 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 Spring 2014 semester is October 1, 2013 at 5pm US local time. Applicants should either already have or intend to immediately receive a passport to go abroad and should be ready to obtain a Russian visa, which includes an HIV test; and ready to other challenges, connected to the life in Russia.

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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