InteRussia International Relations Internship Programme is opened in Moscow

International Relations
The opening ceremony was held at MGIMO’s Institute for International Studies on 22 March. This time the participants of the programme are young international relations specialists from India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania.

During the ceremony, the foreign guests were welcomed by Maxim Suchkov, Director of the Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University. The expert touched on the history of InteRussia internship and advised its participants to maximise the academic benefit for themselves within the next six weeks:

"The idea and spirit of the programme are aimed at the possibility for both you and us to experience a different culture of research: to understand how people look at events from different angles. I hope that this will enrich our academic culture and enable us to understand each other better. I wish you productive work!"

Lyana Dymova, Academic Programmes Coordinator at the Gorchakov Fund, wished the interns a pleasant stay in Moscow and professional success, as well as outlined the objectives of the new wave of InteRussia:

"Although this programme is not the first one, each new internship is unique for us. We always strive to understand its participants better: their interests and motivation. We don’t pass on the knowledge hierarchically, but wish to establish a long-term horizontal partnership with you. I am sure that this programme will become even more important for both you and us!"

Sergey Orlov, Leading Specialist at the Gorchakov Fund, has also contributed to the speech to the foreign guests:

"I hope this month will be a productive one for you. The geography of the participants has changed: you are representing countries that are new to us. You will have an opportunity not only to get to know and understand Russia, but also to establish cooperation with its academia. I am glad to see you here!"

InteRussia is a traditional internship programme for foreign specialists and a joint project of the Gorchakov Fund, MGIMO University and Rossotrudnichestvo, which is also implemented as part of the ‘‘New Generation’’ programme.

The programme gives young scholars from all over the world an opportunity to carry out a scientific research under the guidance of the leading academic staff of MGIMO’s Institute for International Studies.