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The Alfa Fellowship Program
Location: Moscow, Russia
Last Date: December 1, 2010

Job type:  Fellow 

Location: Moscow, Russia 

Program Description:

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program placing up to 10 American and 5 British citizens per year in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy.  Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are expanding networks of American, British and Russian professionals, developing greater intercultural understanding, and advancing US/Russian and British/Russian relations.  

The program includes language training, seminar programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance. Russian language proficiency is preferred though not required at the time of application.  

Eligibility Requirements:

-US or British citizen between the ages of 25 and 35

-Graduate degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, mass communications, law, international relations, political science, government, or public policy Candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field

- Outstanding professional achievement and academic qualifications

- Active involvement in community or public service

- Russian language experience is preferred, however not required, at the time of application. If an applicant does not speak Russian, he/she will need to be proficient in a second language to qualify for the program.

- Evidence of leadership potential 

Application Information:

The application deadline for the Alfa Fellowship Program is December 1.  To access the online application, please visit the CDS website:  

For more information about the Alfa Fellowship Program or application process please contact: 

CDS International, Inc.

Alfa Fellowship Program

440 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10016

Tel. (212) 497-3510

Fax. (212) 497-3535



 OJSC Alfa-Bank is incorporated, focused and based in Russia, and is not affiliated with U.S.-based Alfa Insurance.


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