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

Note: You must submit your application by February 27, 2013 in order to be considered for the 2013 grant application cycle. Orientation sessions providing information for potential applicants will be held in mid-February. Check back here soon for more information.

Upcoming Grant Orientation Meetings

There will be two orientation meetings for all students interested in a summer or post-graduation internship in Russia or Eastern Europe. Come to the first orientation on February 12th (7:30 pm at Russian House) to find out what possibilities there are, eligibility requirements, and how to apply. The second orientation on February 19th (7:30 pm at Russian House) will focus more specifically on the application process.



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" in Moscow!

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!

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.

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!