Project Code: EDUSA-RUS-5

Virtual Advising with EducationUSA Russia

Project Title Virtual Advising with EducationUSA Russia
Project Summary Assist Russian graduate students interested in studying in the U.S. and support public diplomacy efforts in Russia by supporting EducationUSA's mission through peer advising, social media support, and conducting virtual workshops/presentations.
Country Russia
Agency EducationUSA
DoS Office N/A
Section EducationUSA
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The VSFS intern with the United States Embassy in Moscow will assist with public diplomacy projects in coordination with the EducationUSA Russia. The intern will have a direct impact on Russian graduate students and provide essential support to advising centers throughout Russia. The duties of the intern will include but are not limited to: conduct virtual test-prep sessions, give virtual presentations on campus and academic life in the United States, engage Russian graduate students and advisers through social media and other virtual tools, proof-read and provide feedback on application essays.

Required Skills or Interests
Cultural diplomacy
Editing and proofreading
Additional Information

The VSFS program opens up opportunities to build long-term relationships with prospective Russian graduate and university students, advance students’ awareness of the American higher education system, and contribute to professional development. This is your chance to participate in establishing collaboration and promote humanitarian ties between the two nations.
"Working with EducationUSA-Russia has been a wonderful experience. The internship is a unique opportunity to use technology and personal communication as a basis for mutual understanding. You will meet interesting people, share knowledge, sharpen your technology skills, work virtually in another country, and participate in grassroots diplomacy", said Kathleen Kearny, VSFS intern 2015-16.