Neso Russia Internship Programme
The terms of participation
5 months
Who can participate
students enrolled at Dutch Higher Education Institutions
Moscow or Saint Petersburg, Russia
Why participate
to gain invaluable professional experience in Russia
About the project

The Neso Russia Internship Programme is an educational initiative for students enrolled at Dutch institutions of higher education. It consists of two basic elements: a study module and an internship module. The study module is provided by Higher School of Economics and the internship module takes place in partner companies in Russia in accordance with the selection procedure.

The programme is aimed at enhancing international exposure of the stakeholders and facilitating knowledge exchange. It enables interns to gain international professional experience

and companies to attract and work with talented undergraduate students.

The programme has been developed by Nuffic Neso Russia in partnership with the Higher School of Economics and is receiving support from the Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in St. PetersburgNuffic and Dutch universities. It is being implemented as part of the Wilweg activities initiated and supported by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Nuffic and is aimed at facilitating outgoing mobility among students in the Netherlands (read more).

Program calendar
15.06.2017 - 21.06.2017
Call for students’ applications
21.06.2017 - 10.07.2017
Selection procedure
10.07.2017 - 31.08.2017
Preparatory period
04.09.2017 - 31.01.2018
Internship in Russia
Latest news
Second Intake - First Impressions!
Read more 3 17.08.2017
Second Intake - First Impressions! Rasim from Erasmus University Rotterdam has already started his 5-month internship at Adecco Group Russia and shares his first impressions
William: "This city, my colleagues and work environment will be missed"
Read more 35 06.07.2017
William: "This city, my colleagues and work environment will be missed" Our intern from Tilburg University shares his impressions upon the completion of the programme
First internships finished!
Read more 57 30.06.2017
First internships finished! Our first students have successfully finished their 5-month internship in Moscow
New Positions for Autumn 2017 at PHILIPS!
Read more 60 19.06.2017
New Positions for Autumn 2017 at PHILIPS! PHILIPS is looking for 2 interns in the field of HR and Marketing
Welcome words by Jerke Verschoor,
Director Neso Russia

Dear student, welcome to our website!


Here you can find new and challenging opportunities to study and gain invaluable work experience in Russia. If you are reading these words, this means that you have an open-minded view of the world and are up for a new adventure. Neso Russia, the Netherlands Education Support Office, is happy to provide all students currently registered at Dutch institutions of higher education with an internship at multinational companies in Moscow and St. Petersburg.


Through our internship programme we hope that you will gain work experience in a challenging international environment, which can sometimes be hard to come by for students at the beginning of their careers. We also hope that you will bring new ideas, fresh energy and knowledge to the companies you work for. By living and working in Russia, you are choosing a country that for many remains unknown and is perhaps not the most obvious choice. This fact will ensure you stand out and make your experience even more valuable to future employers.


This programme is supported by our head office Nuffic in The Hague, our academic partner the Higher School of Economics and also by the Netherlands Embassy in Moscow and the Consulate-General in St. Petersburg. The latter is one of the major initiators of this programme. In our start-up phasel, ING and FrieslandCampina were the first ones to welcome interns. Now we are expanding and offering new positions also at Adecco Group and St. Petersburg based construction company StroyProekt. We look forward to you applying! We hope that your stay in Russia will enrich you professionally, as well as personally, and that you will have fun, will learn, and will not forget to share your experiences with those around you!