Olof Heilo, Director

Tel: +90 (0) 212 252 41 19
E-mail: olof.heilo@sri.org.tr

PhD in Byzantine history, Vienna Department of History, Lund University

Anders Ackfeldt, Deputy Director
Istanbul / Malmö

Tel: +90 (0) 212 252 41 19
E-mail: anders.ackfeldt@sri.org.tr

PhD, History of Religion Specialization Islamology , Lund University

Helin Topal, Research Officer

Tel: +90 (0) 212 252 41 19
E-mail: helin.topal@sri.org.tr

Hava and Hüseyin Yamaç,
Gabriel Simonsson, Controller of the SRII at the Stockholm office

Tel: +46 (0) 8 662 75 70
E-mail: sfii@medelhavsinstituten.se


The SRII accepts interns (one at a time) for both shorter (1–2 months) and longer (3 months – full semester) periods. Interns should be affiliated with a Nordic university and have a both scholarly and personal interest in the topics investigated at the institute. Tasks assigned may include assisting in preparing for academic events at the institute, gathering and communicating information through various media platforms, as well as proofreading, copyediting and, if possible, translating. Knowledge of Swedish is not a requirement, but Swedish, Turkish and native English speakers with good language skills are encouraged to apply. Interns must be fully insured by their home universities for the period of the stay.

People who have interned with us:

  • Erik Michele Manni, Stockholm University (Fall 2022)
  • Matilde Lu Ettrup, Copenhagen University (Spring 2021)
  • James Root, Lund University (Fall 2019)
  • Chawan Bakhtiar, Karlstad University (Spring 2019)
  • Alev Karaduman, Lund University (Fall 2018)
  • Ahmed Fahmy, Lund University (Spring 2018)
  • George Winter, Stockholm University (Spring 2017)
  • Emma Stenvall, Stockholm University (Fall 2016)