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Young Graduate Trainee for Communication

  • Organization: ESA - European Space Agency
  • Location:
  • Grade: F1 - Young Graduate Trainee - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-15

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Young Graduate Traineeship Opportunity in the Director General's Services.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged.

Young Graduate Trainee for Communication

This post is classified F1.


ESA Headquarters, Paris, France 

Our team and mission

Working across all ESA centres and offices, the Internal Communication Unit fosters cohesion among the workforce and provides an internal dimension to ESA’s milestones (launches, anniversaries, celebrations). A closely-knit, geographically dispersed team of internal communication officers works in a multicultural environment, using a range of different communication channels for internal campaigns. Online communications (intranet, internal social media, polls, email) form the bedrock, which is enriched by live events, debates, podcasts, videos, print, screens and merchandising. The workforce’s pride in belonging to ESA is the team’s strongest asset. Our biggest challenge is cutting through the noise of information-overload with innovation.

Candidates interested are encouraged to visit the ESA website:

Field(s) of activity

As a YGT, you will support internal communication campaigns at ESTEC. This entails:

  • events management: organising internal events, visits, talks or tailoring external events for internal target audiences
  • online communication: seeking out topics, writing, editing and publishing articles for the ESA intranet
  • integrating campaigns with the use of screens, prints, PowerPoint presentations
  • videos: supporting their scripting, creation and editing for internal consumption
  • merchandising: defining and supporting procurement of promotional items
  • analytics: monitoring engagement with online analytics tools, reporting feedback on ongoing activities.
Technical competencies
Knowledge of relevant technical domains
Relevant experience gained during internships/project work
Breadth of exposure coming from past and/or current research/activities
Knowledge of ESA and its programmes/projects
Behavioural competencies
Self Motivation
Continuous Learning
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity

You should have just completed, or be in the final year of a university course at Masters' level (or equivalent) in communication, marketing or media studies.

Additional requirements

The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.

You should demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.

During the interview your motivation and overall professional perspective/career goals will also be explored.

Other information

For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.

The closing date for applications is  15 December 2019.

If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email


Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following 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 Slovenia, as an Associate Member, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

Priority will first be given to candidates from under-represented Member States.

In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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