• Valaria Valle
  • Story Title: UN Training and Research Institute
  • Student Profile: Valle, Valaria
  • Valaria Valle and other interns at the UN Training and Research Institute

Last academic year we had 11 UNMA students interning for UN agencies, governments and other organizations. Here is the story of Valeria Valle who is an intern at the UN Training and Research Institute: 'I take joy coming into the city every morning and walking down to 1st Ave and 44th to my internship site. Interning at the New York office of UNITAR has probably been one of the best experiences I have had. I communicate and collaborate with various member states and other agencies within the UN to deliver informative courses for the public, UN staff, delegates and ambassadors. I greatly appreciate UNITAR for allowing me to engage in these projects independently where I am able to apply skills and knowledge I gained as a student in the UNMA program, and combine them to produce results that benefit the agency. I had the fortune to engage in the High Level Political Forum in July 2017, where UNITAR, among other UN agencies organized courses aimed to SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14 and I was part of research, organization, and communication. Throughout the series of these week-long courses, I was able to find the relationship between the topics that were discussed in my coursework at UNMA and understand the challenges that stand as a barrier to achievement and implementation of SDGs on a global scale. Ultimately, my professional aspiration is to work in the field of Humanitarian Affairs. I have learned so much through the courses I have had the privilege to develop from scratch and coordinate. I could not have asked for a better way to spend my summer than spending this time with UNITAR'.