20/12/2018
Christmas traditions in Russia webinar 20th Dec with Larisa Vasilenkova
In the end of the year you have a chance to learn more about the Christmas traditions in Russia. The Derzhavin Institute is happy to provide you with a new webinar with our teacher Larisa Vasilenkova.
08/12/2018
Verbs of motion webinar
8th December at 2p.m. (Moscow time). A2 and higher
20/11/2018
Black Friday
-25% with bookings on November 23 only

Work & Study Programme

Students joining this programme are offered free Russian classes (Standard course – 20 lessons per week) and take one of the below mentioned unpaid positions. Accommodation, visa support fee, and postal expenses are not included in this offer and are to be paid in full. Students have the benefit of the full use of the school facilities, and the ability to participate in the social programme.

The minimum period for an internship is 8 weeks, maximum – 3 months.  

  • Please notice that Work and Study programmes are the most popular in our school, but the number of places available is limited.
  • To make sure we find the best suitable candidate for a particular programme, we do not accept online booking forms for this programme.
  • If you want your candidacy to be considered, we kindly ask you to carefully follow the application instructions given under each position.

Full-time Work and Study Programme 2019

Half-time Work and Study Programme 2019

Language Course type: Standard course
Schedule: Mn - Fr 9:30 - 12:50 (20 les./week)
Course fee: free
Application fee: 100 euro

Work component: 20 h./week
Work schedule: Mn - Fr 14:00 - 18:00


Positions available:

  • short video film director and photographer
  • layout (graphic) designer

see position descriptions below

Language Course type: Standard course
Schedule: Mn - Fr 9:30 - 12:50 (20 les./week)
Course fee: 50% of the course fee 
Application fee: 85 euro

Work component: 10 h./week
Work schedule: flexible (inc. late evening)


Positions available:

  • social media and marketing assistant
  • teaching assistant

see position descriptions below

 

FULL-TIME WORK AND STUDY PROGRAMME

Position: short video film director and photographer

Requirements:

  • Minimum admission age: 20
  • Experience in shooting and editing videos (we kindly ask you to send a link to your sample work)
  • Students applying for this position are asked to come to the programme with their own camera and laptop with the software necessary to make a video
  • Knowledge of Russian at a minimum A 2.1. level
  • This position might involve working at weekends (the working week will not exceed 20 hours)
  • Knowledge of the European copyright law
Typical duties
  • Shooting short videos of different types (interviews with students, promo videos about the school activities, educational documentary films)
  • Installing subtitles to the educational videos of the school
  • Making and editing photos of the school, premises, and city sights
  • Editing social media pages

How to apply for the position:

  • send a request to lingv@derzhavin.com (with the subject title "WORK EXPERIENCE – Position: film and video”)
  • state the starting date and the length of the programme
  • attach your CV and motivation letter (in English)
  • link to your online portfolio or samples of your creative work

 

Position: Layout (graphic) designer

This is a challenging position for creative people who are passionate about the web and graphic design. We offer a unique chance to enlarge your professional portfolio with the samples of the promo materials made for the school.

Since the school is making different course books and study materials in the Russian language, your name will be on the cover of the projects you participate in.

Requirements: 

  • Minimum admission age: 20
  • Knowledge of the European copyright law
  • Experience in designing and editing promo materials – brochures, posters etc (we kindly ask you to send a link to your sample work)
  • Students applying for this position are asked to come to the programme with their own laptop with the software necessary to edit texts, make promo materials
  • Knowledge of Russian at a minimum A 2.1. level
  • Excellent knowledge of Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Coral Draw, InDesign or similar editing programmes

Typical duties

  • Producing simple promo materials of the school (posters, social media posts, adverts, etc)
  • Creating or editing the layout of the in-house produced educational materials

How to apply for the position:

  • send a request to lingv@derzhavin.com (with the subject title "WORK EXPERIENCE – Position: designer”)
  • state the starting date and the length of the programme
  • attach your CV and motivation letter (in English)
  • link to your online portfolio or samples of your creative work

 

HALF-TIME WORK AND STUDY PROGRAMME

With this programme you will take a Standard group course (20 lessons per week) with a 50% discount.

For the work component of this programme, you will be asked to work for 10 hours a week.

Position: Social media and marketing assistant

We are always looking for talented young people to help us in our marketing development. We offer the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the friendly environment of our school.

Requirements:

  • Minimum admission age: 20
  • Academic background and qualifications are important, but we particularly value applicants with enthusiasm and the ability to work independently with little supervision
  • We are particularly interested in candidates from European countries, UK, USA, Canada
  • Knowledge of Russian at a minimum A 2.2. level
  • Knowledge of Internet technologies and marketing is an advantage
  • The preference will be given to former students of Derzhavin Institute, English native speakers
  • This position might involve working at weekends and evenings (the working week will not exceed 20 hours)

Typical duties

  • Writing blog articles, FB posts
  • Editing social media pages
  • Contact with agencies, universities, schools in your native country
  • Online marketing (website promotion, newsletters, etc.) and school promotion
  • Administrative work and/or reception duties
  • Translation of web pages into your native language
  • Helping with the cultural programme in the school

How to apply for the position:

  • send a request to lingv@derzhavin.com (with the subject title "WORK EXPERIENCE – Position: social media and marketing assistant")
  • state the starting date and the length of the programme
  • attach your CV and motivation letter (in English)
  • attach a blog article of 200-250 words (in your native language) with pictures (that could be about Russian culture and traditions, St Petersburg or Russian language). See blog as an example. The school reserves the right to, later on, post all the test articles on our website or promotional materials.

Position: teaching assistant

This is an excellent position for students who aim to work with languages and teaching. We offer a unique chance to see from inside how the process of teaching is organized in our school. You will be a part of a team of professional teachers and motivated school administrators.  

Upon completion of the programme, alongside the certificate from your Russian course, you will receive a certificate confirming dates and nature of your work for us that could be used to your advantage in further job-hunting. 

Requirements: 

  • Minimum age of candidates: 20
  • Prior education in linguistics or teaching preferable
  • Experience in teaching is not required
  • Knowledge of Russian at a minimum of A 2.1. level
  • English, Italian, and French native speakers preferred
  • Preference is usually given to the former students of the Derzhavin Institute

Typical duties

  • Phone tutoring (i.e. calling Russian students who are studying languages in our school and talking to them in your native language - the topics of the talks will be given you in advance by the group teacher)
  • Social Media Management (SMM) assistance (i.e. writing articles in your language related to language learning, finding interesting and engaging content to post on our social media pages)
  • Organizing conversational clubs for Russian students learning languages
  • Reception duties
  • Assisting professional teachers in a language class with Russian students
  • Proofreading school materials (tests, course materials, books, etc)
  • Writing blog articles (in your native language for Russian language school

How to apply for the position (all three below mentioned items to be sent at once):

  • send a request to lingv@derzhavin.com (with the subject title "WORK EXPERIENCE – Position: teaching assistant”)
  • state the starting date and the length of the programme
  • attach your CV and motivation letter (in English)

IMPORTANT:

The school reserves the right to stop the work and study program:

  • if the student does not cope with the accomplishment of the delivered tasks
  • if the real qualification of the student does not correspond to the information provided in the CV
  • if the required target language level is lower than stated in the CV and motivation letter
  • if students' creative work turns out to break copyright regulations