International Fellowship

Type: Internship/Fellowship Program

Compensation: Small stipend that may contribute to housing or food; we encourage candidates to seek outside funding; help finding housing provided

Start: Rolling

Application Deadline: Rolling

Openings: 2-4

Location(s): Tbilisi, Georgia

Duration/Hours: at least 10 weeks; 4 days, 32 hours/week


Eligibility: Applicants must have a strong interest and background in the social sciences (policy-related or think tank experience is a benefit); have completed two years of college course work by the time the internship begins (graduate students are highly encouraged to apply); be familiar with Microsoft programs (knowledge of statistical programs such as SPSS or Stata is desirable); have well-developed communication, teamwork and organizational skills; take initiative and work independently with little supervision; and be able to work in a complex environment in developing countries. Knowledge of Russian or a local language (Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Georgian) and experience in the NIS region is a plus. Candidates who have their own research agenda will be given priority. Applicants must be willing to commit to the internship for a minimum of 10 weeks. 


In addition to its core activities, CRRC has a burgeoning number of research projects in which interns in the past have played a pivotal role. Duties may include but are not limited to conducting research (including interviewing local officials and community members and helping manage the questionnaire design process) and helping local researchers publish their findings; organizing social science trainings; updating CRRC's English language materials; preparing outreach materials; updating and managing databases; and organizing special events and conferences. There is also the opportunity to establish long-term cooperation with local researchers and policymakers, as well as learn Russian and/or a local language and conduct research during the course of the internship.

How to Apply

Your application should include a scanned copy of your transcript, a resume including three references, a short writing sample in English and a cover letter explaining why this position is of interest.

Contact Information

CRRC Georgia: Tamuna Khoshtaria, Email: 



Brian O'Connor

Brian is enrolled at School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, part of University College London. Prior to this, he attained a B.A in History from Royal Holloway, University of London. He then spent the intervening years teaching English as a foreign language in Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan.

Currently, he studies the Politics and Security issues of Eastern Europe/the former USSR, and I will be starting my second year in Moscow in September 2017. His research focuses on the informal interaction between the Kremlin and leading Russian oligarchs, with the aim of determining the extent to which the latter act as agents of the former: specifically concerning philanthropy, political participation, and corporate takeovers.

Dinara Urazova

Dinara is from a city in Western Kazakhstan located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. A social science enthusiast, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from American University in Bulgaria. After that she worked as a staff writer for Tengrinews - one of the biggest English-language news sources in Kazakhstan. She obtained her MA degree in Political Science from Central European University and undertook an internship at Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. Among her broader interests are social science methodology, regime transformation, contentious politics, inequalities, including those predicated upon gender and socio-economic standing, and political sociology.