Professional Assignments

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 sample list of where fellows have completed work placements.

Please note, prior to becoming fellows, applicants to the program are expected to show their knowledge of their respective fields in Russia by including in their personal statement thoughtful and well-researched proposals for placements where they would enhance their professional skills and contribute to the host organization’s mission through their placement there.

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

Business, Finance, Law, and EnergyMedia
Ad MarginemAssociated Press
Bank of AmericaDeutsche Welle
bpFeature Story News
Control RisksForeign Policy Magazine
Dechert LLPNational Geographic
DeloitteThe Bell
Dentons Europe AOThe Moscow Times
IHS MarkitThe New York Times
KB StrelkaZweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Kunlun Red Star (Member of the Kontinental Hockey League [KHL])Institutes and International Organizations
Mail.ruAmerican Chamber of Commerce in Russia
NCH CapitalCreative Writing School Literaturnye Masterskie
PBN Hill+Knowlton StrategiesDelegation of the European Union to Russia
Rystad EnergyEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Shell GlobalEuropean Union National Institutes for Culture, Moscow Cluster
YandexGerman-Russian Chamber of Commerce
NGOs, Foundations, and Think TanksGoethe Institut
Carnegie Moscow CenterHigher School of Economics
Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST)Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Civic Assistance CommitteeInternational Finance Committee
Friedrich-Ebert-StiftungKreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Garage MuseumNekrasov Library
Hanns-Seidel-StiftungRussian International Affairs Council (RIAC)
Human Rights WatchWorld Bank
International Memorial
Levada Center
Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

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