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Intern in the Downstream Business Applications Department

United Kingdom (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  • Organization: ESA - European Space Agency
  • Location: United Kingdom (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2021-11-30

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Internship Opportunity in the Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications.


ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.



ECSAT, Harwell, United Kingdom 

Our team and mission

The ESA Space Solutions vision is to be the world’s Premier Innovation Network, by maximising the commercial impact of space and benefitting society. Our Mission is to integrate space into European economy and society by inspiring and facilitating the use of space for new business development, strengthening industry in identifying new business opportunities for providers and users, boosting local economy by creating jobs, investing in start-ups and supporting sustainable innovation.

Our goals are to foster entrepreneurship, diversify space as a business and address customer and society driven needs. We therefore rely on our network, composed around the different teams invested in realising our vision.

An important part of this team is the Ambassador network, part of the mission of which is supporting the integration of space-related data, information and technology to the non space sectors.


You are encouraged to visit the ESA website:

Field(s) of activity/research for the traineeship

Topic : Business Application Portfolio Analysis

Project Scope:

• Work with the TIA Digital Communications Officer to update and analyse the portfolio of Business Application projects on the ESA BA website

• Work with the TIA Communications and Marketing Officer to identify success stories from Business Application projects

• Support the TIA- Marcom team with the uploading of stories to the ESA Space Solutions website

• Support the TIA Social Media Officer in monitoring Business Application projects for highlighting interesting content

• Support the TIA-Marcom team in the preparation of marketing content highlighting case studies from relevant BA projects The following would be an advantage:

• Web content management systems e.g. Drupal

• Managing databases e.g in MySQL, Microsoft Power BI dashboard

• Computer science computer software/computer systems engineering background

• Interest in marketing and communications

• Interest in technology transfer

Behavioural competencies

Result Orientation
Operational Efficiency
Fostering Cooperation
Relationship Management
Continuous Improvement
Forward Thinking


You must be enrolled at university for the entire duration of the internship. You should preferably be in your final or second to last year of a University course at master's level in a technical or scientific discipline.

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.


The topics listed in Section 2 above respectively require such educational knowledge as:

A prior experience (internship) in consulting would be considered as an advantage.

Soft skills required for this position include but are not limited to proactivity, attention to detail and a problem-solving mindset.

Other information

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


If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email [email protected].

Internships can take place 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.


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 Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia, as Associate Member States, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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