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Opening – Administrative Assistant


The U.S. Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law seeks candidates for an Administrative Assistant/Scheduler for the Foundation’s Washington, DC office.


Under the leadership of the Chief of Staff, the Administrative Assistant will assist in the operations and administration of the Foundation’s Washington, DC office. In addition to providing overall team support, to include the management of outside vendors, s/he will act as primary scheduler to the President and Chief Executive Officer. S/he will work with foreign and American institutions, Board personnel, USRF staff and consultants in the coordination of the President’s daily logistical needs.


The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in the non-profit or government industries. S/he will possess extensive writing, logistical and organizational skills, and must be highly capable of respectfully interacting with a diverse portfolio of individuals that require time and attention with the President. Finally, the candidate must be comfortable working in a small-team environment with full commitment to the organization’s mission.

Candidates must hold an AA degree or equivalent from an accredited university.

The Foundation

The U.S. Russia Foundation is a U.S. public charity with an endowment of $140 million. Its mission is to support the development of Russia’s private sector and cooperation between Russians and Americans. The Foundation makes grants to support institutional partnerships, community-based organizations, and professional and people-to-people relationships across the private sector in Russia and the U.S. The Foundation is led by a Board of Directors with deep experience in government, non-profit organizations, business, and investment, and a U.S.-based staff with decades of experience working to support U.S.-Russia linkages and development.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, letter of interest, and a minimum of two references to


Spring 2018 Internship Opportunities

U.S. Russia Foundation
College Internship Program
Washington DC
Spring 2018

            The U.S. Russia Foundation invites applications for its internship program in the Foundation’s Washington DC office for the Spring 2018 semester.   USRF interns will have responsibilities in two areas: (1) supporting USRF staff in grant administration and management, and in the operation of the Washington office; and (2) researching, writing, and producing an in-house report for USRF Board members and staff on current trends in Russia and U.S.-Russia relations.

USRF interns will also participate in a program of seminars, discussions, and events to develop their expertise on Russia and knowledge of careers and professions in government, the private sector, and education.

Interns will work flexible schedules of 15-20 hours per week under the supervision of USRF staff.  The Spring internship program will run from mid-January 2018 through May 2018.   Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $1200 and support for public transportation costs in the DC metro area.

An applicant must:

  • Be a current full-time undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university with a focus on Russian studies (in any academic discipline)
  • Have completed at least 2 years of Russian language studies or the equivalent
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be a U.S. or Russian citizen eligible for work authorization

Applications are due by December 1st and should be submitted to  Applicants should submit:

  • A letter of interest that includes: your background, your interest in Russia, and what you think USRF should be doing to advance its mission (see the USRF website )
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professors, instructors, or teaching assistants
  • A current university transcript

Our Mission:  The U.S. Russia Foundation was founded in 2008 to strengthen relations between the United States and Russia and to promote the development of the private sector in the Russian Federation.  USRF supports programs that build Russian innovation, entrepreneurship, education, and scientific expertise, and programs that connect Russians and Americans in business, the legal profession, their communities, the media, and education.