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The Russian Flagship Program has compiled the following online materials to aid students and alumni in their professional development and career search. These resources are for the information and convenience of the site’s visitors; listing them below does not constitute the endorsement of them by the Russian Flagship Program.

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American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Jobs List – AATSEEL’s jobs page with positions in academia/education in Slavic languages and area studies.

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies – A membership organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, and Eastern Europe in regional and global contexts.

American Councils for International Education – The job page for American Councils, which frequently has positions requiring knowledge of Russian, including overseas resident director positions.

SEELANGS – The Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures List is a listserv for discussion of this region. Members occasionally post job listings.

Concordia Language Villages – Summer positions at Concordia Language Villages, including Lesnoe Ozero.

IREX – A nonprofit organization that specializes in global education and development

CIEE –  A non-profit organization promoting international education and exchange.

Government & Contractors

USAJOBS – The United States government’s website for listing civil service job opportunities with federal agencies.

Department of State Career Paths – The State Department’s careers page for the Foreign Service and Civil Service.

Intelligence Community Careers – The careers website for 17 US Intelligence Community agencies.

Central Intelligence Agency – The CIA’s career page with a subsection about language opportunities.

National Language Service Corps – The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) is a volunteer language program serving language needs across the Federal Government at home and abroad.

National Virtual Translation Center – This FBI-managed center provides translations for the U.S. Intelligence Community and other federal agencies.

United States Air Force

United States Army

United States Navy

Amentum – A government and commercial services contractor.

Booz Allen Hamilton – A government and military contractor, specializing in intelligence.

Leidos – A government contractor that does work in defense, aviation, information technology, and biomedical fields.

Tesla Government – A government contractor specializing in data management and open source intelligence.

NGOs & Non-profits

Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) – Opportunities for volunteering and careers in humanitarian work.

Brookings Institute – Career and internship opportunities with this DC-based public policy organization.

Carnegie Endowment – A think tank with career, fellowship, and internship opportunities in international affairs.

Center for Strategic & International Studies – A nonprofit policy research organization with career and internship opportunities.

Council on Foreign Relations – A think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international relations with various career and internship opportunities.

Eurasia Foundation – A non-profit international development organization with full-time and consultant employment opportunities.

Human Rights Watch – An NGO headquartered in New York City that conducts research and advocacy on human rights.

Institute of International Education – A non-profit that focuses on international student exchange and aid, foreign affairs, and international peace and security.

International Foundation for Electoral Systems – A non-profit organization that assists and supports elections and electoral stakeholders.

National Democratic Institute – A non-profit NGO whose stated mission is to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide.

National Republican Institute – A federally funded and supported nonprofit that works to advance freedom and democracy worldwide.

National Endowment for Democracy – A federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world.

Job Lists and Resource Pages

CSEEES Jobs List – The monthly jobs list newsletter from the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies at the Ohio State University.

John Quincy Adams Society Newsletter – A weekly newsletter that includes federal and NGO internships and jobs in national security fields.

SRAS Guide to International Careers – A list career resources in government, academia, and the private sector for students in Russian, East European, and Central Asian studies.

Idealist – A social-impact job search site for non-profit and volunteer positions.

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"Just knowing Russian is great, but what makes Russian language proficiency of real value in the job market, is when it is combined with another discipline or skill. It really depends on what you want to do. It could be anything in relation to business, sciences, humanities, government, etc. The combination of language and a relevant discipline or skill to your interests will certainly set you apart from your peers."

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