Internships Program

Join us for the Internship and Research Program at RIIFS. We provide accommodation and academic support to researchers. The Internship program does not offer financial remuneration and is aimed at students and researchers of different nationalities interested in religious and interreligious studies. RIIFS offers three interdisciplinary programs related to the different lines of its research.
Selected articles written by researchers can be published in the BRIIFS institute newsletter (in English, French and Spanish) and in the journal Muqābasāt Hadāriya (in Arabic). RIIFS also offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience by attending the different activities organized by the Institute, such as conferences, debates and training workshops.

RIIFS working hours are from 09:00 to 03:00, Sunday to Thursday.

The weekly schedule and tasks are arranged directly with the fellows during their stay to supervise and help them with their work and stay at RIIFS.


Fellows can participate in one of the following research programs offered by RIIFS:

  • Eastern Christian Studies.
  • Peace Studies.
  • interfaith studies.

Academic Support

Our experts and academic advisers offer Scholars support to help accelerate their learning progress.

Dr. Renee Hattar

Dr. Renee is the director of the Royal Institute for Interreligious Studies. Dr. Hattar has a Ph.D. in Peace Studies from the University of Granada; she is specialized in Music and Peace with a focus on Christian Arab Studies, Interreligious Issues and Peacebuilding.

Languages: English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

Dr. Amer AlHafi

Dr. AlHafi is academic adviser at the Royal Institute for Interreligious Studies. Dr. Al Hafi has a Ph.D. in Islamic Religion and Sciences; he specializes in: studies in religion, islamic faith, islamic sects, comparative religions, islam and contemporary issues, current islamic world, science of hadith, islamic culture and sufism.

Languages: English, Arabic and Hebrew.


Fellows are encouraged to write and publish articles related to their research conducted at RIIFS. These include:

  • Opinion articles: about the opinion of researchers based on their own experience.
  • Academic articles: results of research carried out supported by theory.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Good academic standing.
  • Commitment.
  • Good command of English (knowledge of other languages ​​is valued).
  • Enrollment in a graduate degree (master’s, doctorate) or bachelor’s degree.

Students and researchers are encouraged to apply for one of the following programs to obtain financial aid to cover their expenses:

  • Erasmus+.
  • Fulbright.
  • University mobility grants.   


The individual application for each scholarship recipient must include:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A letter of motivation.


For more information about the program, please contact:
Tel: 009626 5164141 Ext 115


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