I would highly recommend the Liden & Denz internship programme to anyone looking to live and work in Russia, while improving their Russian language and gain a deeper understanding of Russian culture. My tasks included proof-reading pieces in English, the odd bit of translation and writing three blog posts a week about learning Russian and living in St. Petersburg. Every aspect of the programme met my expectations: the lessons in the morning were led by excellent teachers and I really felt my Russian came along in the two months I was there, and the working environment at the school in the afternoon was very pleasant, positive and supportive. There was always a staff member on hand to answer questions and help out, and eventually with some staff members the relationship became less formal and we really got on well. Writing blogs forces you to get out there and find inspiration, saying yes to things you might not usually have gone for. There is a really nice dynamic between the interns and saying goodbye to the wonderful people doing the same job as me was not easy! Overall, I am so grateful to all the staff and students at Liden & Denz for making me feel at home, you will be missed!