SEE Volunteer Internship


  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Last Updated: January 5, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Job Type: Volunteer internship (unpaid), full-time or part-time


Eurasia Foundation (EF), a US-based international development organization promoting good governance, civil society development and public administration reform, is currently seeking volunteer interns to support the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange program. Under the Senior Program Officer’s supervision, the selected individuals will perform the following duties: oversight of a portfolio of projects, conduct research and present recommendations to senior staff members, draft a variety of technical documents, assist with arranging international exchanges, communicate with program participants, and perform other duties as assigned.

Please note: although the internship is unpaid, volunteers will receive up to $125 for public transportation via SmartBenefits.


  • Support the implementation of an assigned portfolio of projects
  • Support project initiation and closeout processes
  • Contribute to the evaluation of project design, strategy, and proposed activities
  • Track project progress to ensure achievement of stated objectives
  • Maintain frequent contact with project participants
  • Draft a variety of technical documents
  • Ensure project compliance with relevant rules and regulations
  • Assist with arranging meetings, workshops, trainings, and international exchanges
  • Draft written materials for the events, including orientation packages for participants
  • Support selection process of exchange participants and facilitate their participation in exchange activities
  • Research information using a variety of sources
  • Synthesize researched information and present it in a clear and concise manner
  • Draft summaries offering recommendations to senior staff  
  • Assist in preparation of strategies and written materials for fundraising efforts
  • Assist in design and coordination of activities related to special initiatives


  • Bachelor's degree in international relations or related field required
  • Work experience in Russia desired
  • Permission to work in the United States until at least May 2018 required
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines while quickly producing high-quality work is essential
  • Strong research, analytical, written and verbal communication skills are required  
  • Advanced MS Office experience required
  • Fluency in English language, especially in written and spoken communication
  • Excellent speaking, reading, writing and translation ability in Russian preferred  


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to with "Volunteer ProgramInt" in the subject line.  Please indicate your level of Russian language proficiency in the cover letter using the following categories: native; fluent; intermediate.  

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