European Space Agency Announces Student Internship Program

Graduate students who are citizens of Canada, as well as those from more than two dozen countries throughout Europe and beyond, may apply.

The European Space Agency (ESA) is accepting applications for its 2024 internship program, it announced Thursday.

“Applications are open for one month, and positions are available in engineering, science, IT, natural/social sciences, business, economics, and administration services,” ESA said. “This is your chance to kick off your career in the space sector.”

Applicants must be students, preferably in their last or second-to-last year of graduate school and a citizen of an ESA member country, associate member country, or European cooperating country.

Those countries include:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada 
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom 

How to Apply

Internship positions are listed on the ESA recruitment website. To apply, students must create a candidate profile, upload their resume, and submit a motivation letter.

Candidates will be shortlisted and selected by January.

Additional information about ESA’s internship program may be found here.


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