Intern in the Digital Media Production Office - Website Reorganisation

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 Production and Management Support Division oversees the development and management of ESA communication channels, including online, video and print publications. It also manages the implementation of communication partnerships, ESA merchandising and the deployment of the ESA brand and corporate identity. This Division is also responsible for the coordination of outreach communication activities through the Agency in close collaboration with the respective heads of establishments and ESA Member State space agencies, offices or entities. Finally, this Division also coordinates the deployment of the Department’s budget and manpower resources plan. 

The Digital Media Production Office is responsible for carrying out and coordinating the planning, technical management, implementation, and publishing of ESA’s digital media and online channels. This opportunity is within the Web & Technology team, which is part of the Digital Media Production Office.

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Field(s) of activity for the internship

Topic: New ESA website

ESA’s main website at is the flagship platform for ESA’s Communication Department. In 2018 a revamped look and feel was implemented, whilst the backend Content Management System dates from an earlier update to the website. This internship offers the opportunity to work on the project to renew both the backend and the frontend of the website. Work includes tasks to define the project, such as the framing of the backend and frontend user requirements (functional and technical), a revised content architecture, a modern design including the integration of accessibility features, and a roadmap for implementation. This internship will be the opportunity to put into practice digital communication skills and learn more about a large international organisation such as ESA. 

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:

  • Studying Digital Media & Communication or similar
  • Knowledge of digital content management, user interface design, SEO
  • Basic html and RSS coding skills are an asset
  • Some previous experience with website reorganisation is an advantage
  • Required to be well organised and have a good attention to detail
  • Should be a creative problem solver, have strong communication and teamwork skills

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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