Perm National Research Polytechnic University Internship

Come study and intern in Perm, Russia!

Perm National Research Polytechnic University needs two (2) English-speaking interns every Fall and Spring to help with classroom instruction and to serve as cultural ambassadors. Applicants should be interested in Russian language and culture, have a strong desire to serve as a cultural ambassador and a desire to help with English language for English Language Learners. Interns are expected to present their own culture to the students and actively assist professors and international engagement staff at the University. Minimum one semester of Russian required prior to departure.

The University provides the following for incoming interns:

  • Meals (2 meals per day at student cafeteria)
  • Fully-furnished dorm room close to school (rent & utilities paid)

Perm is a city in the east of the European part of Russia located near the Ural mountains, the capital of Perm krai. It is a port on the Kama River, a large industrial, scientific, cultural, and logistic center of the Urals. Perm stands on the banks of the Kama River, the largest left tributary of the Volga, to the south of the mouth of the Chusovaya River. It is the third most extensive city in Russia after Moscow and Sochi and the third after St. Petersburg and Moscow by the area it occupies. Perm stretches about 70 km along the Kama. Perm National Research Polytechnic University was founded in 1953 as Perm Polytechnic Institute. In 1992 it was among the first polytechnic institutes in Russia that gained the status of State Technical University. University has 9 faculties, 8 institutes, 7 centers for advanced training, 29 research and education centers, 36 teaching and research laboratories, 5 engineering centers.

Join a school club! There are many school clubs and organizations to choose from and we hope you'll take advantage of the opportunities provided.

Experience Russian culture! Catch a show at the  Tchaikovsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

Take a cultural trip! Visit a local ethnic village where you will walk into a different century or bundle up and visit an infamous Kungur Ice Cave.

Visit St. Petersburg and surrounding area!  Explore the historic and cultural capital of Russia, also known as the Venice of the East.  Spread along the banks of rivier Neva at the head of Gulf of Finland, St. Petersburg is a sight to behold.  Get lost in beautiful Hermitage, walk the grounds of Catherine's Palace, and explore beautiful Peterhof (the Russian Versailles).

How to Apply
Application Deadlines
  • Fall Internship (Early September to late December): February 1.
  • Spring Internship (Early February to early June) : October 1.
Once Accepted
  • Visit with Emira Ibrahimpasic. Set up appointment at
Internship - The Facts

Students will earn 6 credits through GLST 395 or RUSS 399.  Student is required to conduct a minimum of 180 hours during 15 weeks in assisting the professors with lectures/presentations/grading, etc. (averaging to 12 hours per week of work). Students will assist University Professors with their courses which will be taught in English. Student duties include assisting with proofreading of PowerPoints, assignments, projects and other coursework assigned by the professor.  Students are not expected to lecture or teach any courses.

Questions about the internship? Contact Emira Ibrahimpasic, Assistant Director of Global Studies at or call 402-472-2150.