Job Opportunities

U.S. Russia Foundation Internship Program

The U.S. Russia Foundation invites applications for its internship program in the Foundation’s Washington DC office for Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. USRF interns will have responsibilities in two areas: (1) supporting USRF staff in grant administration and management, and in the operation of the Washington office; and (2) researching, writing, and producing an in-house report for USRF Board members and staff on current trends in Russia.

USRF interns will also participate in a program of seminars, discussions, and events to develop their expertise on Russia and knowledge of careers and professions in government, the private sector, and education.

Interns will work flexible schedules of 15-20 hours per week under the supervision of USRF staff.

Apply by Dec. 1 for the spring semester.

Posted Nov. 29, 2022.

Russia Correspondent

The New York Times has a long and storied history covering Russia, dating back nearly a century. Now The Times is expanding and looking for an experienced correspondent to join our Russia team. 

With its invasion of Ukraine and its vast energy resources, the Russia story is critical to the course of the world. In this role, the correspondent will tackle questions like: will the Kremlin manage to maintain popular support at home? Will the West’s unprecedented sanctions persuade the Kremlin that its war is too costly? Or will Putin keep raising the stakes in what is already a dangerous conflict with the West? 

It is not just the war.

Russia’s diverse population, its enormous resource wealth, and a political system that is more complicated than meets the eye, make it an extraordinarily challenging beat. We need to help readers understand Putin’s grievances and ambitions, the lives of his supporters and the power of state TV. We need to tell the stories of those risking their lives to fight his rule in ways big and small, inside Russia and in exile. But our reporters also need to go beyond the headlines that dominate today to explore broader issues tied to culture and identity, and the wide-ranging consequences of climate change across the country. 

We are looking for a journalist who is proficient in Russian and creative in how they would cover Russia from abroad. The role requires a strong writer and tenacious reporter. A successful candidate should have the ability to juggle breaking news and handle live coverage, but also be able to provide smart analysis and ambitious investigations. The journalist will work closely with fellow correspondents from the Moscow bureau and beyond. 

This post will initially be based in Berlin, with the intention of the role being based in Moscow longer-term.

Apply here.

Posted July 22, 2022.

Russia Correspondent

The Financial Times is looking for an acting correspondent on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover Russia.  

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has made Russia one of the most important stories for the FT in decades. The job is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. Though the Kremlin’s crackdown on journalism has made covering Russia harder than ever, the huge interest in the Russia story offers an opportunity to do impactful, agenda-setting reporting. 

Russia’s restrictions on covering the war mean the correspondent willat least for an initial periodbe based outside the country. If circumstances allow, the FT aims to resume reporting from Russia, with an eye to relocating back to Moscow full-time once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we are flexible as to where this position will be based.

Application due: Aug. 25.

Research Assistant

The Institute for European, Russian & Eurasian Studies at GWU is recruiting an RA to work with Professor Marlene Laruelle on a new web project, Russia.Post. The RA should have at least an MA, specialize in Russia and read Russian. Duties include writing book reviews, aggregating sociological data, writing digests of Russian independent media. Hours/salary to be discussed. To apply send CV and short cover letter to Prof. Laruelle at [email protected]

Assistant Program Officer, Russia

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Assistant Program Officer for the Eurasia Regional Programs department. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

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Program Assistant, Russia

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on NED's Eurasia regional program team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

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Kennan Institute Internships

The Kennan Institute offers paid research internships for undergraduate, graduate and prospective graduate students. Each intern 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 or Ukrainian language and ability to conduct independent research. This internship offers a flexible schedule of 15 hours per week.

Apply by early August 2022 for Fall 2022.

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