Éva Lukonits

Placement: Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD), Washington D.C.: July 5 – November 4, 2017

Éva’s work at IGSD included website management, various research tasks, participation in webinars, proofreading and editing documents and articles, drafting social media strategies for the organization, and monitoring news related to climate change and environmental policies. She also carried out an extensive analysis based on several calculations of carbon footprints. As Éva arrived to DC earlier to work on her thesis, together with Coalition President Andrea Lauer Rice and CIP intern Luca Mórocz, she represented the Coalition at the 10th annual Roll Call of Nations organized by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and also helped the Coalition in organizing its 2017 Gala Dinner and HATOG X conference.

“I loved every moment of being part of this program. I was lucky to work at an active and influential organization, being part of the everyday office environment and work on really valuable and forward-looking projects as a temporary team member. Although I’ve already had a professional background and work experience in Hungary, now I had the chance to get to know how things work in the hub of policy-making. This internship experience not only helped my professional advancement, but greatly contributed to my personal development, and serves as a basis to future opportunities”.

Éva Lukonits finished her graduate studies Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary in June 2017, and she also holds an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture and Garden Construction Engineering from Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. In 2015, Éva attended the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Miami, FL, which provoked and challenged her thinking, but most importantly gave her the motivation to pursue a career in this field. Prior to her studies at CEU, she worked as a project assistant at CEEweb for Biodiversity from February to August 2016.

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