Russian Language: MIT students are required to have 2 years of college-level Russian language or equivalent. Applicants for the 2013 summer internships with 1-year college-level Russian language or equivalent will be considered. (Learn Russian)
Students applying for Yandex internships have no language requirement.
Standing at MIT: You must have a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher
Courses: A formal course on Russia is recommended, e.g., culture, history, politics. In Fall 2012 21H.244 Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics or 21H.245J/17.571J Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, 1917-Present are both great options.
Duration: 3-month summer internship, possibility of 6-12 months
Training: Attend a required training session addressing topics in Russian culture and society as well as practical information about living in Russia. This will be during the spring semester.
We are unable to place students with a criminal record or Institute history of disciplinary action.
To be considered for placement in the summer you must submit all of your final application materials and meet with the manager by January 15. We will accept applications on a rolling basis for placements at other times.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Application process: review program requirements, complete your online profile and request an appointment with Olena Chernishenko on the Student Portal.