Under the Presidential Management Training Initiative, Center for Citizen Initiatives is bringing16 bright young business managers from Russia to complete internships in US companies this April 23 - May 21. Several of these dynamic young Russians still need volunteer home hosts in a number of US communities.

PMTI is an historical assistance program for Russia's future business leaders proposed by Yeltsin and endorsed by the G7 leaders. The purpose of the program is to develop a generation of progressive young entrepreneurs who can replace the old-style Soviet managers and lead Russia's difficult economic transition in the coming decade.

Center for Citizen Initiatives is one of the organizations charged with implementing the US response to this multi-lateral initiative. CCI is a private, nonprofit organization which has been conducting volunteer-driven, citizen-to-citizen exchanges with Russia for 15 years. All CCI interns are housed with volunteer host families in order to extend the cultural exchange and to help deliver technical assistance on a cost-effective basis. Home hosts are asked to provide separate sleeping quarters and breakfast and dinner on most days. The chance to get a glimpse of everyday life in an American family is one of the most memorable components of the program for most Russian participants.

CCI is still urgently seeking home hosts in the following cities for the following dates (or any portion thereof):

This is a great opportunity for cultural and professional exchange, and a chance to participate in Russia's history in the making. These young entrepreneurs are some of the most dynamic people you will meet in Russia today, and have qualified for this highly competitive program based on their commitment to professional development and positive change in their companies and communities. All speak English well and can offer fascinating insights into what is happening in Russia today.

If you or someone you know might consider hosting a Russian intern in your home, please contact Lara McCoy by e-mail at or by phone at (415) 561-7777.

Many thanks for your kind consideration!

Last updated:     April 12, 1999

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