UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL launches internship opportunity with International Energy Agency for LLM students

4 November 2015

LLM student Zainab Al Sadooni (below) is in Paris on her internship placement

Zainab Eiffel Tower

UCL Laws has signed an agreement with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), giving UCL students on the LLM International Energy Law course the opportunity to intern at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris.

Dr Danae Azaria, convenor of the International Energy Law (LLM) module and the Energy Law LLMspecialism, said she is delighted about the agreement with OECD and IEA: “Our LLM students on the International Energy Law module get a unique opportunity to put into practice a number of skills they have acquired through the module, and the IEA gets to engage with young talented people in the field.”

Two LLM students, Zainab Al Sadooni and Sunniva Gautvik, were the first selected for the internship, following a competitive process.

Speaking of the opportunity, Zainab said she would recommend all International Energy Law students at UCL apply: “The programme provided me with an amazing opportunity to experience first-hand exciting emerging and current international energy law issues while interning at the leading agency in this area.”

Sunniva was also grateful for the unique opportunity: “I’ve been able to put so much of the international energy law and law of treaties knowledge I acquired at UCL into practice, and have really enjoyed the responsibility and confidence I was given. I could not recommend the internship enough.”

Future LLM International Energy Law and law of treaties students at UCL Laws will have the opportunity to apply for the two month paid internship in Paris.