The Dates of the RGS International Internship in Altai Have Changed

Курайский хребет. Республика Алтай. Фото: Александр Малахов, участник конкурса РГО "Самая красивая страна"

The Russian Geographical Society announces a change in the dates of the International Internship of the Youth clubs in the Altai Republic. It will take place from August 14 to August 20, 2022. The applications deadline has been extended to July 10 (inclusive). We are waiting for young people aged 18 to 35 from Russia and other countries, graduates or students of the Faculties of History, Geography, Ecology and Tourism, as well as public leaders whose activities are related to geography and related sciences. Join the interesting project!

The participants of the internship will meet with scientists, teachers, public figures of the region. Together they will study the experience of the RGS Youth Clubs in the Siberian Federal District, present their own initiatives, topical areas of activity, and the results of projects in the field of geography and related sciences. Within the framework of the program, young geographers will get acquainted with the main sights, museums and specially protected natural territories of the region, with the culture and traditions of the indigenous population of Altai.

The Altai Republic is a Russian region located in the south of Western Siberia. The beauty of the mountainous land, the contrast of taiga, steppe and semi-desert landscapes attract travelers from all over the world. Altai is rich in water resources. The Biya and the Katun begin here, which at the confluence form the Ob – the longest river in Russia. The real Siberian pearl is Lake Teletskoye, whose clear waters are surrounded by majestic mountains.

It is noteworthy that one fourth of the territory of the republic consists of specially protected natural areas. In 1998, the Altai and the Katun Biosphere Reserves, as well as Lake Teletskoye, Mount Belukha, and the Ukok Plateau were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the general name "Golden Mountains of Altai". The pristine nature of Altai is preserved here, as well as rare species of animals: the snow leopard, the argali, the manul, the musk deer and others.

The organizers of the International Internship of the RGS Youth Clubs in the Altai Republic take care of the costs of food and accommodation for the participants, provide an educational and cultural program. Travel from the place of residence to the city of Gorno-Altaisk and back is paid by the participants themselves. The project is being implemented with the grant support of the Russian Geographical Society.

For more information, see the Regulations on the International Internship of the Russian Geographical Society, as well as on the website of the Youth Club of the Russian Geographical Society.