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Graduates and students of universities can apply to study at the “Career School”. The top 100 graduates will get an internship at the Moscow Government and after completing it they will be able to get a permanent job.

Undergraduates and graduates of universities who want to work in the Moscow Government are invited to take part in the “Career School” project. Acceptance of applications open until February 28 inclusive.

The Career School project is an intensive course that lasts 11 days. The program consists of master classes for leaders and employees of city executive authorities and institutions of Moscow, as well as video tours, teamwork and training on an interactive platform. Classes will be held online.

“This year,“ Career School ”is an obligatory stage for an internship in the Moscow Government. It allows young people to see how the work in the City Hall is arranged, to try themselves in solving urban problems, to get acquainted with future mentors before the start of the internship. After a three-stage selection, 200 people will be invited to the “Career School”. 100 graduates will get an internship at the Moscow Government. They will have the opportunity to work in three Moscow departments for six months, ”said Polina Loginova, Deputy Head of the Department of Civil Service and Personnel of the Moscow Government.

To participate in the project, you must submit an application and fill out a questionnaire on career portal of the Moscow Government… This must be done before February 28 inclusive. First, specialists will evaluate the questionnaires, then they will invite successful candidates to the second and third selection stages. This is an online analytical test and video interview. The tests will take place from March 15 to March 29. At the beginning of May, participants in the qualifying rounds will receive an email by email. It will inform you whether a student or a graduate of the university is admitted to the “Career School” or not.

What will be taught in the “Career School”

Education at the school will last from 17 to 28 May. For project participants, online meetings with leaders and experts from the Moscow Government will be held. They will tell you how the work in departments is organized. Experienced business coaches will teach you how to create a portfolio and resume, develop leadership skills, and share tips for the successful management of large projects.

School students will watch educational videos in an online format and use text materials on an interactive platform. They will use tests to check how they learned the material. Not only individual but also team work awaits them.

Classes are organized on weekdays. The program is designed so that students can combine their studies at the “Career School” with studies at the university. So, some master classes and lectures will be held in the afternoon in the format of live broadcasts and conferences. And part of the program, students will be able to master on their own at a convenient time for themselves.

Based on the results of the training, the specialists will select the 100 best graduates of the school and invite them to an internship program with the Moscow Government. The assessment will be influenced by such criteria as motivation, communication skills, analytical skills, the ability to work in a team, knowledge of urban projects. Attendance will also play an important role in the selection of candidates for internships. In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”

What to expect from an internship at the Moscow Government

The 100 best graduates of the Career School project will undergo a six-month internship at the Moscow City Hall from July 1 to December 31, 2021. It starts with an introductory course that helps young people get involved right away and quickly adapt to new conditions. They are told about the upcoming work process, the organizational structure of the Moscow Government. Trainees get to know each other, as well as with mentors, graduates of past internship programs who are already working in the executive branch.

Then the participants can choose one of six directions: “Media City”, “Social City”, “Comfortable Urban Environment”, “Legal Space”, “Urban Economy”, “HR-City”. If during the internship the circle of interests has changed, then you can change the professional direction.

In addition, for six months, each of the trainees tries their hand at different sites. These can be various departments, institutions of Moscow, as well as territorial executive bodies. In fact, students and graduates of universities change their place of internship three times. This allows them to study in detail the various projects of the Moscow Government and determine their professional preferences.

The program also includes training. Every month, participants attend webinars, most of which are conducted by employees of the Moscow Government.

The internship program is paid. The salary depends on the work schedule. 23 thousand rubles are received by students who devote 20 hours of internship per week. And 43 thousand rubles – for a full 40-hour work week. Depending on how beginners show themselves, their rating is formed. Those who, by the end of the internship, will have high indicators and a diploma of completed higher education, fall into the personnel reserve of the Moscow Government. Many of them are invited to continue working after the end of the program.

This year, the Moscow Government will employ two groups of interns, 100 people each. The first of them will start working on July 1, and the second – on September 1. In order to get into the second group, candidates will also have to successfully complete the “Career School”. Applications for participation in the second group of interns will start later.

For the first time, the internship program at the Moscow Government was launched in 2011. Since then, more than a thousand people have become its participants.

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