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New Funding Available for Internships in Russia with American Councils

The Business, Technology, and Innovation Scholarship is now available to U.S. students in business or STEM fields looking to intern in Russia on an American Councils program.

American Councils is pleased to announce the creation of the Business, Technology, and Innovation (BTI) Scholarship, which supports U.S. students participating in an American Councils internship program in Russia.

To be eligible for a BTI Scholarship, applicants must:

How to Apply

Interested students should simply indicate their wish to be considered for financial aid when completing the application for their selected program and complete all the questions and forms that follow. Successful applicants will demonstrate outstanding academic ability and strong potential to gain from an overseas internship experience. Upcoming application deadlines are February 15th (summer) and March 15th (fall semester).

BTI awards are made on the basis of financial need, program compatibility, and academic merit; awards range from $3,000 to $5,000.


OPIT Program Overview

OPIT is a full-time, unpaid, 6-week summer internship program in Moscow, Russia designed to support international STEM and business education and promote a great understanding of the global technology industry through cross-cultural experiences. No prior study of Russian is required to participate in OPIT.

Integrating experiential learning with cross-cultural training, highly-motivated participants improve both their professional and interpersonal skills. Participants receive 4-5 U.S. academic credits in intercultural communication and official notation of a completed global internship on their transcript from Bryn Mawr College. While dormitory housing may be available in some locations, most participants live with Russian host families selected by American Councils. Learn More →

Apply Now for OPIT

BRLI Program Overview

The Business Russian Language & Internship program is an eight-week summer or 15-week semester program combining intensive Russian language study with internships at Russian or international businesses, technology start-ups, and STEM-centers in Moscow. Applicants must have completed at least 2 years of Russian language study to be eligible to apply.

BRLI combines 12-15 hours per week of intensive Russian language instruction with unpaid internships focused on business, innovation, and STEM fields. Participants attend Russian-language classes at Moscow International University in small groups of 3 to 5 students; coursework focuses on business culture, communication, and commerce. Students receive 8 undergraduate or 10 graduate semester credits for completion of the summer program and 16 undergraduate or 15 graduate credits for the semester programs. Academic credit for the program is provided by Bryn Mawr College. While dormitory housing may be available in some locations, most participants live with Russian host families selected by American Councils. Learn More →

Apply Now for BRLI