Programme Overview

1. Brief Description of the Programme

This internship programme has been designed to train new raw talent into professional full-time employees of IFAAS.

Objectives of the Internship

The objective is to spread the knowledge of Islamic finance and improve the human capital within the industry.

Duration and Timeline of the Programme

The programme lasts 6 months in total; stages 1 and 2 are 1 month each, while stage 3 is 4 months.

2. Roles and Responsibilities

Description of the Roles Available

You will be rotated within the core teams of IFAAS, including Shariah Audit, Policy Advisory, and Business Development, to identify your strengths and interests.

Key Responsibilities and Day-to-Day Tasks Interns Might Expect

Stages 1 and 2 will involve studying our Islamic finance course as per the determined schedule and helping with any tasks requested from the core teams of IFAAS. At the end of stage 2, every intern must pass the internal IFAAS exam to progress to stage 3 and are offered to undertake the IFQ exam too, although it is not required. In stage 3, they will join the core teams to work closely on real projects.

3. Eligibility and Requirements

Necessary Qualifications and Skills Needed to Apply

Interns must be in the final year of their university study or have already graduated with at least a Bachelor, and they must speak English to a professional competency.

Specific Educational Background or Field of Study Required

We do not require a specific field of study, but we do require a university degree and a desire to learn Islamic finance and propel the industry forward.

Desired Skills

While not necessary, we are looking for interns who speak French, Arabic, Russian, or Turkish, since a lot of our work is with international clients.

4. Application Process

Complete the application form linked here.

Send CV to and await a response.

Application deadline is approximately 6 weeks before the start date

5. Benefits and Compensation

Stages 1 and 2 are unpaid, stage 3 is 300 USD per month.

Receiving learning opportunities, access to industry events, and extensive training.

Receiving networking opportunities within the firm and industry.

Possibility of full-time employment.

6. Contact Information


Who can apply for the internship programme?

Anyone in their final year of university study.

How long is the internship, and are there flexible start dates?

6 months, and there is no flexibility since it is batches of multiple interns starting at the same time.

Is this internship paid? Are there other benefits offered?

Stages 1 and 2 are unpaid while stage 3 offers 300 USD per month. We also offer reimbursing the IFQ exam, subject to terms and conditions.

What will my day-to-day responsibilities look like?

Studying as per the plan from your manager, and helping with any tasks requested from colleagues.

Can I apply to more than one position or department?

No, this internship will rotate between all areas of the firm to offer a range of experiences as well as help find your forte.

What is the selection process for the internship programme?

We receive applications for a batch that we’ve announced on the website and LinkedIn, and we shortlist potential candidates to interview before deciding on a set of interns to offer and onboard.

What are the growth and learning opportunities available during the internship?

Not only will this internship programme be the best opportunity to learn about Islamic finance from the leading consultancy firm, but you will gain invaluable professional experience which will carry across careers and industries, as well as be exposed to multiple markets.

Are there opportunities for employment after the internship ends?

Should we be satisfied with your performance during the internship, we will make a formal job offer to you for joining us full-time with a specified role within one of our teams based upon your desires and our review of your strengths.

Who can I contact if I have more questions about the programme or my application status?

Please contact us via with any questions you may have.