Intern in Marketing, Merchandising & Logistics Projects

Updated: 3 months ago

Internship 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. 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

This position is based at the ESA Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) - Frascati, Italy

Under the direct authority of the Director General, the Communication Department is responsible for:

  • Establishing and implementing the ESA communication policy, with the objective of fulfilling the Agency’s task to collect relevant information and disseminate it to Member States;
  • Providing communication support for the preparation of future programmes, with the aim of heightening awareness of ESA and its space activities among the general public in the Member States;
  • Acting as the Agency’s focal point and spokesperson for all interactions with the media;
  • Preparing a three-year communication strategy as well as an annual communication plan presented to Council in December of each year;
  • Interfacing with the Heads of Communication in the delegations of Member States through the Advisory Communication Committee (ACC);

among others.

The Print Media and Merchandising Production Office, part of the Production and Management Support Division of the ESA Communication Department, is responsible for defining, developing and maintaining a catalogue of print and non-digital media to be produced by ESA to reach the general public. The Office is responsible for developing and managing, in close coordination with the Partnerships Unit, the relevant agreements and contracts with selected suppliers in order to consolidate the development of ESA promotional merchandise, ranging from online distribution to a franchising approach.

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Field(s) of activity for the internship

Topic: Marketing, Merchandising & Logistics Projects Development

Reporting directly to the Head of the Print and Merchandising Production Office of the ESA Communication Department, as an intern, you will support the Graphic activities of the office. You will report directly to the Head of Print Media & Merchandising Unit and will support the Merchandising officer in developing and implementing” the franchising concept for the ESA Shops, aiming at positioning ESA in the world of Promotional Merchandising.

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.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge and background in International Relations and project management is an asset
  • The post is foreseen for a minimum of 3 months

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] .


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

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