A global internship program
for undergraduate students
explore your field of interest: IT, science, manufacturing and more/
gain practical experience for your career/
gain an in-depth insight into your industry/
immerse yourself into a professional startup atmosphere
...through an internship program with Skoltech.
Get a deep immersion into your profession at one of the most dynamic science and technology ecosystems in the world: Skolkovo. Meet and work alongside forward-thinking industry leaders in an 8-week internship program.
Complete a full-year university course in Russian language in 8 weeks (courses will be adjusted to your level of proficiency, even if you've never studied Russian before). Practice your language skills with native Russians.
Connect with other interns to learn about the vibrant Russian culture, ancient and contemporary history, local cuisine, make new friends and connections for life. Have fun!
Internship with Skoltech provided a great chance for me to continue to learn how to use robots in real life, as well as what some potential applications are. It was also a great chance to do some research and to get some real-world, hands-on experience.
MIT, Intern at Skoltech in 2018
At Skoltech, I worked with a graduate student on an exciting research project studying methods of planning distributed asteroid mining systems. In the months I spent there, I got the opportunity to work in both academic and industry environments. By the end of my internship, both my research abilities and Russian language proficiency had greatly improved.
Stanford University, Intern at Skoltech in 2019
Please note that due to the COVID-19 restrictions in Moscow (and around the world), all Global Campus internships will be conducted online. Explore how it was pre-COVID
4 reasons to study Russian
Russian is spoken by 166 million people across the world
knowledge of Russian will help you to communicate not only with Russians, but the majority of the populations of countries such as Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Israel, etc
knowing Russian will allow you to read the great works by Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Nabokov in the original language
knowledge of a foreign language will help you find a better job in your country or globally
The Global Campus program connects undergraduate students from the USA, Canada, UK, and European countries with research and practical internships at our research centers and startups. Students also have a chance to learn the Russian language and get immersed in the Russian culture in the spare time.
This summer's internship programs will be conducted online unless the pandemic situation changes. Students will be part of a program that consists of three main elements:
Online internships in Skolkovo startups and Skoltech research center
Fees: internship placements are arranged for free

This sounds unusual, but even with regular offline internships; students perform part of the work remotely. They read required materials, collect and analyze data, do text translations, code, etc. These kinds of assignments can be done from anywhere. We want to offer the enrolled students similar online opportunities. The students will do meaningful work participating in Skolkovo startups and work or in research projects implemented by Skoltech scientists. Please note that the number of spaces is limited.
Online language classes
Fees: starting from $400 for a 96-hour course

Taught in mini-groups of 2-5 people. Professional language teachers teach the classes. In addition to regular classes, we will offer e-meetings with native speakers to practice speaking skills.
Possible options (tap to open)
We offer three types of courses adjusted to your level of language proficiency:

Option 1. Russian for beginners
This introductory course is meant to develop functional competence in four basic skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. It will give students a basic knowledge of Russian grammar and communication skills, and will enable them to take part in simple conversations. By the end of this class, students are able to:
  • Understand simple conversations about daily routines, family, school, work, announcements, etc.
  • Explain their needs and interests and hold simple conversations
  • Read and understand articles on familiar topics and brief texts
  • Write simple compositions about daily life, family, school, and work, postcards and short letters

Option 2. Intermediate Russian

This course is intended for the students who are continuing to learn Russian and want to increase their proficiency level significantly. It provides focused instruction to help students expand their proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Russian. Classes focus on developing everyday Russian conversational skills that are appropriate in casual and business situations. It aims to:
  • Increase students' linguistic confidence by giving them an opportunity to discuss a variety of subjects;
  • Improve their knowledge and use of proper grammar by emphasizing some of the most common problems that intermediate speakers face;
  • Enhance their understanding of contemporary Russian language through a study of everyday news.

Option 3. Advanced Russian

This course is aimed at developing students' communication skills, including advanced reading and writing skills. By capitalizing on the Russian language environment, students can make considerable progress in their speaking and writing abilities. Students work to develop more sophisticated syntax and grammar. Learning materials correspond to the students' proficiency level and include texts from such areas as current affairs, culture, business as well as technical texts. The course concentrates on discussing topics especially relevant for concrete students' needs. By the end of this class students will be able to communicate on a wide variety of subjects with native speakers.
An exciting offline element
Fees: TBD

We'll invite the enrolled students to come to Moscow for 10-14 days after the pandemic is over. During the visit, the students will visit Skolkovo startups / Skoltech labs, meet their lab colleagues and peers, continue their internships, attend lectures by Skoltech professors, visit Moscow museums, etc.
If you need something special, just send us an email.
We can specify the content and create a custom program specifically for you.
Internship hosts
Tsuru Robotics is an international R&D bureau focused on deep tech full-stack robotics and drone development. We develop vertically integrated robotic systems from scratch, including PCB, software and mechanical design.

Tsuru Robotics develops and deploys novel robotic systems with focus on flying robots, highly-integrated control modules and microminiature industrial electronics. Learn more >>
AU Tracker is a modular tracking system purposed for VR developers and training systems. It's based on our own magnetic-inertial technology. Sensors are fixed on a body or object, system perform measurements and estimates position and orientation of sensors in a volume where weak magnetic field is created. Further, estimated data are passed to visualization system. Technology does not use cameras, not affected by blind zones or accumulated error problems and provides immersion experience for users and intuitive interaction with virtual world. Our first goal is to complete two handed tracker version, due to an architecture of the system it will be scaled further to full body version. Also, we are working on a room scale tracking. Learn more >>
VIST Robotics is engaged in the creation and development of the project "Intelligent Mine System" - the first mining technology in open pit mining in Russia and the CIS, which does not require the presence of people. The technology involves the transfer of all equipment (excavators, dump trucks, loaders, drilling rigs and railway vehicles) into an autonomous mode or into remote control mode. Besides the mining industry, the company provides the complex solutions for the industrial transportation based on autonomous trucks, innovative technologies and artificial intelligence (AI). Learn more >>
LABADVANCE is a technology laboratory company that allows energy companies to make better decisions on maximizing the oil recovery from hydrocarbon resources in a more environmentally friendly way by providing unique fluid compatibility and property testing solution by implementing high-pressure and high-temperature microfluidic technology. The company was found by Skoltech scientists. Business value provides energy companies the ability to make better decisions, extend the life cycles of reservoirs, and reduce emissions during oil production. Learn more >>
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world's largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 514,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Learn more >>
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