SCELG postgraduate students obtain international internships

Practical experiential learning with UNITAR and IIED

July 2017: The Strathclyde Center for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) is pleased to announce that two postgraduate students on the LLM in Sustainable Development and International Law have obtained an internship with international organizations among SCELG global partners.

SCELG partnerships

Under the Memorandum of Understanding that SCELG has concluded with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Ms Esther Nabile has been selected to undertake a 3-month internship with UNITAR in Geneva, to develop, on the basis of her LLM dissertation research, an online course for policymakers and stakeholders. Her LLM dissertation focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals and the sound management of chemicals, with a view to addressing chemical pollution associated with artisanal small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Esther said:

This position will perfectly complement my coursework and put my newly acquired knowledge and legal skills to the test.”

As part of SCELG’s ongoing collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Ms Ruth Taylor (LLM International Law and Sustainable Development) has been selected for an internship with the IIED Edinburgh office, starting in June. She will be involved in socio-legal research on community-and-investor partnerships in the extractive sector. Ruth said:

I am extremely interested in the practical implications of natural resource deals for individuals and local communities, and I am excited to gain an insight into the work done by IIED in using evidence to develop policy for sustainable development.”

Getting involved during your studies

Find about more about the Postgraduate Programmes at the Strathclyde Center for Environmental Law and Governance.

Both students contributed to the inaugural Festival of Environmental Law and Governance, in particular the third edition of the Climate and Sustainability Project.