Departments and Programs

OCREECAS Internships

OCREECAS Internships

OCREECAS currently funds internships in Russia for Oberlin students and recent graduates. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants with strong language skills. To learn more about the program and how to apply, contact Dr. Maia Solovieva, Lecturer in Russian and Faculty in Residence at Russian House (


Application Files

Application Form 2013

Medical Form 2013

Application deadlines are typically in February 27, 2013 for each grant application cycle. Orientation sessions providing information for potential applicants are often held. Check back here information on the next grant cycle becomes available.

Upcoming Grant Orientation Meetings

Orientation meets will be held at Russian House, when scheduled.



Recent Internships


Friends House, Moscow 2012 

Sam Skove recently returned from interning in Russia, having started in August 2012. Read about his experience working with special-needs children at "Krug" through the Quaker organization Friends House Moscow! Read more

Lake Baikal Summer 2011

Peter Kutzen writes about his experience in the region around Lake Baikal working on the Great Baikal Trail Project and with local school children. Read about building trails and making friendships in Siberia! Read more

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg 2010

Benjamin Lussier received an OCREECAS grant in the spring of 2010 to work at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg that fall, where he worked with a range of people, from native speakers of Russian to volunteers from around the world. Read more

Siberian Summer 2009

San Maday-Travis writes about her experience in Siberia in summer 2009. The Oberlin College junior spent two months in the region around Lake Baikal working on the Great Baikal Trail Project. Read about camping and building trails in the wilds of Russia! Read more