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Intern in the Programme Planning and Coordination Office


  • Organization: ESA - European Space Agency
  • Location: Paris
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-11-30


Internship Opportunity in the Directorate of Navigation.


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.




Our team and mission

The Programme Planning and Coordination Office, based in ESA headquarters in Paris (HQ-B), oversees the overall coordinating, planning, and monitoring of all activities and programmes that fall under the responsibility of the Navigation Directorate. This includes managing agreements with our stakeholders, leading strategic management processes, defining long-term financial and resource plans, providing input to ESA corporate management, coordinating the Programme Board as well as ensuring communication and outreach on ESA’s navigation programmes.


We are a team of (4) driven professionals in HQ-B, in daily cooperation and interaction with our colleagues in other ESA establishment offices, most notably ESTEC and Centre Spatial Toulouse. One specific task of the Navigation Coordination Office (NAV-MC) that falls under the Programme Planning and Coordination Office is the management and implementation of the internal and external communication and outreach strategy of the Directorate, in close cooperation with the ESA Communication Department. Our aim is to inform the public and our stakeholders on the outputs and achievements of our Directorate on a frequent basis, in order to raise awareness and interest for our programmes (Galileo, EGNOS, H2020, NAVISP).


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Field(s) of activity for the internship

Topic: Graphic Design internal and external communication, Navigation Directorate

The internship is in support to the internal and external communication and outreach strategy from the Programme Planning & Coordination Office of the Navigation Directorate (based in HQ-B).

As an intern, your tasks will include: 

  • Production of graphic design material for the Navigation Directorate: brochures, logo’s, infographics, social media visuals, animations, posters with various programmes of the Directorate as subject
  • Review and updating structure and lay-out of ESA Navigation webpage with creative solutions
  • Ad-hoc support with internal communication activities, including preparing frequent mailings and updating of internal communication platform

Behavioural competencies

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


You must have student status and 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.


Other requirements: Knowledge in graphic design, video editing and tools such as Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator would be an asset. 

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

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

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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.