Intern in the Capability and Country Support Division

Updated: 3 months ago

Internship Opportunity in the Directorate of Commercialisation, Industry and Competitiveness.

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 European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) - Noordwijk, Netherlands

The Capability and Country Support Division, Industrial Policy and Auditing Department, based at ESTEC, is responsible for implementing integration measures for the New Member States, Associate States, and Cooperating States in cooperation with Programme Directorates and the ESA Technical Directorate. 

The Division manages in particular the Incentive Schemes and RPA Schemes which aim at developing and reinforcing sustainable industrial and academic capabilities in the space domain in these countries, through technology development contracts, selected through specific Calls for Activities, on topics related to ESA’s overall future programmes activities.

As part of the Capability & Country Support Division, you will be exposed to technical, financial and administrative processes of ESA be able to get hands on experience in a successful team giving you support when needed.

This is a challenging post that requires dedication but is tremendously rewarding.

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Field(s) of activity for the internship

Topic: Project control processes automation and data handling improvements with SharePoint and PowerBI

As an intern, you will participate in the following tasks:

  • Process automation in Sharepoint using Power automate, python and HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Linux for the virtual machines
  • Financial data handling and PowerBI dashboards development
  • Creation of new tools for the team to function more efficiently

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 information

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

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2023 23:59 CET/CEST.

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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