Сall for applications to join the InteRussia fellowship for non-Russian television journalists is now open

The Gorchakov Fund together with RT Arabic are launching the call for applications to join the InteRussia fellowship programme for non-Russian television journalists from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) states.

The InteRussia programme is an opportunity for foreign journalists to to familiarise themselves with the Russian agenda, learn from the experience of leading Russia Today Arabic specialists, exchange experience with counterparts from different countries, as well as visit renowned educational, research and socio-political platforms and events.

Over the course of four weeks, participants will have the opportunity to meet with top Russian experts and analysts, as well as colleagues from Russian news agencies. They will additionally attend a number of practice-oriented trainings and workshops on various aspects of the work activities of television journalists. In addition, the non-Russian journalists will have an opportunity to visit the St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2024 (SPIEF) to be held this year from June 5 to 8.

Fellowship topic is Russia and MENA: Ways to Achieve Balance in New Multipolar World.

Fellowship will run from 12 May to 9 June 2024.

Journalists from MENA states are welcomed to participate.

Location: Moscow, Russia.

Working language: Arabic, English.

The deadline to apply for the fellowship is 5 April 23:59 MSK.

The results of the selection will be announced later in the month. All the candidates will be informed about the results via email.


In order to take part in the selection, applicants must meet the following requirements at the close of the application process:

  • non-Russian citizenship
  • age 25-35
  • proficiency in English (B2 level and above)
  • proficiency in Arabic at a native speaker level

Applicants for the fellowship will be selected on a competitive basis. The selection criteria include:

  • candidate’s professional background
  • quality of papers published by a candidate
  • results of the (online) interview

Participation instructions

Fill out an application form by following the link.

Terms of participation

The organisers provide:

  • travel from a city of residence to Moscow and back
  • double accommodation
  • visa support
  • medical insurance
  • scholarship for the duration of the fellowship in the amount of 30,000 rubles.

The participants pay for:

  • meals during their fellowship;
  • PCR test (provided necessary and depending on the requirements at the time of arrival and stay)

The regulation on fellowships for non-Russian specialists is available here.

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