Do you want to have a career in space sector?

The next round of internship opportunities at ESA will be published the first week of November 2021, remaining open for one month. Opportunities will be available in engineering, science, IT, natural/social sciences, business and administration services. The internships last from three to six months. Read on to find out more!


What will change this year?


This year, internships will be offered remotely, on-site or partially on-site depending on the pandemic situation and in line with the relevant establishment’s policy (e.g. possible Green Pass requirement) applicable at the time of starting the internship.

Starting date
The starting date of the internship is flexible and can be decided by mutual agreement with your tutor. It should take into consideration that the duration of the internship is between 3-6 months and you will need to be enrolled at a university for the whole duration of the internship.

For answers to all the questions you may have, please check our FAQs.


Who can apply?

To apply, you must be:

  • A student, preferably in your final or second-to-last year of a university course at Master’s level.
  • A citizen of one of the following ESA Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia as Associate Members, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus and Slovakia as European Cooperating States.

How do I apply?

  • Once published, you can browse the opportunities directly on our recruitment website by clicking here.

Tip: set up a job alert to be informed as soon as the opportunities are available!


What does the student internship programme at ESA offer? And how does the selection process work?

Check out our Student Internships page.

More information

Learn more about the terms and conditions of ESA internships here.