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Apply for an ESA student internship in November!

28/09/2020 23713 views 57 likes
ESA / About Us / Careers at ESA

The next round of internship opportunities at ESA will be published in November 2020, remaining open for one month. The internships last from three to six months and opportunities are available in engineering, science, IT, natural/social sciences, business and administration services. Exceptionally this year, due to the uncertainties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the student internships programme will be offered remotely. Read on to find out more!

What will change this year?

“To be able to work within the parameters of the COVID-19 measures currently in place in ESA Member States and Cooperating States  and across ESA, we have had to rethink how to run the student internships programme for this year. While we still want to offer internship opportunities to students, their health and wellbeing is our utmost priority,” said Florence Loustalot, Coordinator of Entry-Level Programmes.

“That is why, in 2021, student internships will take place remotely. Only for very rare exceptions (for example, where access to a laboratory is essential), will opportunities be hosted on site. This means that if you are selected for an internship, you will telework from your place of residence. Your ESA tutor will welcome and guide you virtually and will accompany you throughout the duration of the internship by digital means.”

For answers to all the questions you may have about 2021 applications, 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 masters level (or equivalent).
  • 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 and Slovenia, as Associate Members, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Lithuania 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! 

Selection process

November: publication of internship opportunities.
December/January: shortlisting and selection of candidates.
February: earliest start date for internships. The take-up-duty date is set by mutual agreement taking into account on the preferences included in your application form and can be any time from February to October of the same year. 

All candidates will be informed about the outcome of their applications.

If you have any further questions, feel free to write to us at

More information

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