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The 5th Business Forum of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), 10-11 of November 2016, Astana, Kazakhstan

Seeking several Kazakh and Russian-speaking volunteers for an exciting short-term unpaid internship in Washington, DC!

The Kazakhstan Business Connections Program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Leader with Associate Cooperative Agreement to the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA), and is implemented by the International Executive Service Corps (IESC) in partnership with CNFA, The Graduate School and The Kazakhstan Entrepreneurial Fund “DAMU”.

The Business Connections project (BCP) is implemented within the framework of the Kazakhstan-U.S. Program for Economic Development (PED) co-financed by USAID and GOKZ. BCP is designed to directly support the Government of Kazakhstan’s (GOKZ) national development plan to diversify the economy, “Business Roadmap 2020.”

As part of the above-mentioned project, we are seeking volunteers in Washington, DC, area to be presenters of business video courses, developed specifically for entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan.

Project Description:

  • The length of the internship is 10 business days, from Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 19th, 2013;
  • Selected candidates will read on camera from a teleprompter business-course materials at a professional studio;
  • Depending on the number of candidates selected, the schedule will be determined based on the project and studio requirements as well as interns' schedules.


  • Opportunity to work in a professional studio environment;
  • Prolonged exposure to an audience, consisting of existing and future entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan;
  • Ability to receive internship documentation from a prestigious educational institution, which is conducting the project.
  • The video courses will be featured on Kazakhstan’s business portal website, whose currently 50,000 monthly visitors from 50 countries will have access to them. This resource will be open for all individuals interested in learning about entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan.


  • Excellent pronunciation, diction, and intonation in both Russian and Kazakh languages;
  • Availability;
  • Professional appearance and attire;
  • Camera-ready, pleasant disposition;
  • Ability to read medium-to-large amounts of text, containing advanced business, economic, and legislative vocabularies in Kazakh and Russian;
  • Punctuality and professionalism;
  • Ability to schedule a brief Skype or in-person interview/audition, if requested;
  • Ability to travel independently to the studio location in Washington, DC;
  • Area of journalism and/or radio/TV broadcasting is preferred but not required;
  • Experience with being on camera is preferred but not required.

Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter, describing why you should be considered for this internship, to