Student internships at ESAC

ESAC site and surroundings, 2010
20 December 2013

The ESAC Trainee Project has been developing and recruiting young student scientists and engineers for a number of years, and takes place at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), near Madrid. For the year 2014 we are now offering 22 internships. 

 Each student will participate in a project which contributes to various astronomical and planetary missions, such as Gaia, Herschel, Integral, ISO, Mars Express, Rosetta, SMOS, Venus Express and XMM-Newton, plus the Virtual Observatory (VO) and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) projects. The duration of each project is between a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months.

In order to be eligible for an internship at ESAC you must be a national of one of the ESA Member States or its cooperating states, and be in the first half of your Masters course, at any university or institute (all are welcome).  The application deadline is 10th February 2014.

List of internships

XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre (SOC) at ESAC

You  can  find  the list of internships and how to apply in the link provided under 'More information'. If you are considered a good candidate for one of the internships, you will be contacted shortly after the deadline.

An  interview  session  will  be  organised in March 2014 at ESAC, where you will have the opportunity to talk to a tutor of each of the projects you are interested in. If you are unable to attend the interview session, telephone interviews will be held. If  you  are  having  any  problems  with  the  application  form,  or  have  any queries, please contact Deborah Baines.

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