Since the Alfa Fellowship Program’s inception in 2004, fellows have gained professional experience in a wide variety of placements at over 120 leading companies and organizations in Russia. Together with the Fund for International Fellowships and Cultural Dialogue, fellows play an active role in identifying appropriate placements in organizations that fit their professional backgrounds and goals while on the program.

Fellows’ fields vary from year to year. Below is a list of host companies where fellows completed work placements over the past three program years.

Applicants to the program are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of their respective fields in Russia through their personal statements. Their personal statements should include thoughtful and well-researched proposals for placements and detail how the proposed placements would enhance their professional skills and contribute to the host organizations’ missions.

For more information about the work placement process, visit our FAQs here.

Business, Finance, Law, and Energy

  • Ad Marginem 
  • Alfa-Bank 
  • Bank of America 
  • bp 
  • Control Risks 
  • Deloitte  
  • KB Strelka 
  • Kunlun Red Star (Member of the Kontinental Hockey League [KHL])  
  • NCH Capital 
  • PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • R.Politik 
  • Rystad Energy 
  • Sputnix
  • Yandex

NGOs, Foundations, and Think Tanks

  • Civic Assistance Committee 
  • Garage Museum 
  • Hanns-Seidel- Stiftung 
  • Human Rights Watch 
  • Levada Center  
  • Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics 
  • International Memorial  
  • Skolkovo  


  • The Bell
  • Deutsche Welle 
  • Foreign Policy Magazine 
  • The Moscow Times 
  • The New York Times 
  • Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) 

Institutes and International Organizations  

  • Creative Writing School Literaturnye Masterskie 
  • European Union National Institutes for Culture Moscow Cluster 
  • German-Russian Chamber of Commerce 
  • Goethe Institut 
  • Higher School of Economics  
  • Nekrasov Library 
  • Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) 
  • World Bank 

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