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Intern in the Commercialisation Services Department

European Space Agency


Posted over 30 days ago...


Launch Your Career in Space Innovation with an Internship at ESA


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Noordwijk, Netherlands - Hybrid

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In-person- Noordwijk Netherlands,Paris France

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Join the prestigious European Space Agency, a beacon of scientific and technological advancement, where diversity fuels innovation and inclusive excellence. ESA is dedicated to exploring the cosmos, developing cutting-edge space technologies, and fostering international cooperation in space research and operations. As an intern, you'll be at the heart of Europe's space exploration efforts, either at the bustling ESA HQ in Paris or the cutting-edge ESTEC in the Netherlands.

  • Support ScaleUp INVEST activities, like Space Market Research and Business Analysis.
  • Engage in Communication and Relationship building with Industry leaders.
  • Contribute to Reporting and Business Accelerator initiatives.
  • Assist the Innovation and Technology leads on Innovation studies, Technology trends, and identifying potential partner companies.
  • Must be currently enrolled at university for the duration of the internship.
  • Preferably in the final or penultimate year at master’s level in a technical or scientific discipline.
  • Proficiency in English or French is required, additional ESA Member State language skills are beneficial.

As an intern, you'll immerse yourself in an environment that celebrates diversity and inclusivity, while gaining invaluable experience in the space sector. You'll play a role in expanding and refining the ecosystem map, directly contributing to the space industry's growth and success.

Eligible applicants must be nationals from ESA Member States, Associate Member States, Cooperating States, or European Cooperating States. Discover more about this opportunity and how to apply by visiting ESA's website.

The European Space Agency (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.

The role

The intern will be based at the ESA HQ in Paris, France or the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands. The intern will be involved in supporting ScaleUp INVEST activities, including Space Market Research and Business Analysis, Communication and Relationship with the Industry, and Reporting and Business Accelerator. The intern will also support the Innovation and Technology leads of the Innovation unit on matters such as Innovation studies, Technology trends and spin-in opportunities, and Identification of candidate companies.

Job requirements

The intern must have student status and be enrolled at university for the entire duration of the internship. The intern should preferably be in their final or second to last year of a university course at master’s level in a technical or scientific discipline. 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 intern will have the opportunity to work in a diverse and inclusive environment. The intern will also have the opportunity to gain experience in the space industry and contribute to the growth and optimization of the ecosystem map.

Application details

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, Croatia and Cyprus as European Cooperating States (ECS).

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