IIP Internships in Russia
Russian International Affairs Council
Location: Moscow, Russia
About: The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) is a non-profit academic and diplomatic think tank that was founded by the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Science in 2010. The RIAC mission is to facilitate Russia’s peaceful integration into the global community, partly by organizing greater cooperation between Russian scientific institutions and foreign analytical centers/scholars on the major issues of international relations. RIAC activities are aimed at strengthening peace, friendship and solidarity between peoples, preventing international conflicts and promoting conflict resolution and crisis settlement. RIAC operates as a link between the state, scholarly community, and civil society in an effort to find foreign policy solutions to complex conflict issues.
Intern Responsibilities will include creating a database of Russian and foreign experts in different aspects of international relations; running a blog on the RIAC website; preparing articles for the RIAC website, including interviewing and contacting Russian experts who cooperate with RIAC; participating in RIAC events; and editing the pre-print versions of RIAC reports and working papers. IIP candidates should have interests in public diplomacy, soft power, and non-linear dynamics in international relations, international security, and international economy, ICT in international relations, Middle East, Asia-Pacific region, and Russian foreign policy.
Qualifications: A basic knowledge of Russian is preferred.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of past IIP interns): Intern #1: I wrote blog posts for the council's blog about a topic of my choice regarding Russian international affairs. I also often edited RIAC reports in English/compared them to the original Russian version. I also wrote transcripts of their recordings of conferences...I learned about how the RIAC perspective on issues differs from my perspective or the traditional Russian perspective...I contributed to the publication of their reports and conference summaries. Intern #2: Projects differed from week to week, researched European Universities, did a project to interview editors of international affairs journals, created a web of science of a company's publications, and blog posts. We also got to sit in on conferences that the council hosts...I learned a lot about the academic side of international affairs both structurally, as well as having time to do a lot of research reading articles. I also learned a lot about diplomacy and got to experience interactions between different countries through the council's conferences...
View powerpoint presentations by past interns:
RIAC Intern #1
RIAC Intern #2
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