1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
About: The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) is a non-profit academic and diplomatic think tank that was founded by the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Science in 2010. The RIAC mission is to facilitate Russia’s peaceful integration into the global community, partly by organizing greater cooperation between Russian scientific institutions and foreign analytical centers/scholars on the major issues of international relations. RIAC activities are aimed at strengthening peace, friendship and solidarity between peoples, preventing international conflicts and promoting conflict resolution and crisis settlement. RIAC operates as a link between the state, scholarly community, and civil society in an effort to find foreign policy solutions to complex conflict issues.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will be able to create a research project of their own choice. Additional responsibilities may include will include creating a database of Russian and foreign experts in different aspects of international relations; writing for a blog and preparing articles for the RIAC website, including interviewing and contacting Russian experts who cooperate with RIAC; participating in RIAC events; and editing the pre-print versions of RIAC reports and working papers. IIP candidates should have interests in public diplomacy, soft power, and non-linear dynamics in international relations, international security, and international economy, ICT in international relations, Middle East, Asia-Pacific region, and Russian foreign policy.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in diplomacy, international organizations, the foreign and domestic policy of Russia, Russian-American relations, Russian-European relations, and international relations are encouraged to apply. A basic knowledge of Russian is preferred.