Every year the Pushkin Summer Institute Abroad NSLI-Y Program hires a graduate project assistant and two resident directors.
The NSLI-Y graduate project assistant, who is based in Madison, coordinates all aspects of the program, from recruiting students to drafting reports. It is available to all qualified UW-Madison graduate students in good standing. The call for applications usually goes out in August.
The resident directors accompany the PSI Abroad NSLI-Y students to Daugavpils, Latvia during the summer program and are responsible for overseeing all aspects (curricular, co-curricular, and residential) of the program. Candidates for the resident director positions should be highly proficient in Russian (at least Advanced High proficiency on the ACTFL scale/ILR 2) and have extensive experience working with youth. Preference is given to current UW-Madison graduate students in good standing and recent alumni. The call for applications usually goes out in February.
In summer 2022, the NSLI-Y PSI Abroad will be conducted virtually, with our partners at Learn Russian in the EU providing instruction and cultural activities over Zoom to NSLI-Y scholars in the U.S. We are currently recruiting for a 2022 Virtual Resident Director.