Intern in the Low Earth Orbit Exploration Group, Space Training Team (Training Media Production)

Updated: 13 days ago
Deadline: 27 Jul 2022

Internship Opportunity in the Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration Programmes.

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.


EAC, Porz-Wahn, Germany

Our team and mission

The Space Training Team is responsible for the training of European and International Partner (NASA, ROSCOSMOS, JAXA, Canadian Space Agency) astronauts about the systems and payloads (experiments) of the Columbus European Laboratory. In addition, the Space Training Team conducts specialist training in Robotics and Space Analogues. As well as astronauts, we also train the Ground Support Personnel, or communicators, who support the operation of payloads on board the ISS.

We are looking for talented, enthusiastic interns with top notch multimedia skills (video, 2D and 3D graphics, design) to be involved in exciting projects in support of our work. You might be involved in making videos that will be watched by astronauts on board the ISS or preparing media for training material for astronauts and the ground based communicators who support them. There is always a new challenge, and new opportunities. Are you ready for them?

For more information on media production internships, please follow this link:

You are encouraged to visit the ESA website:

Field(s) of activity/research for the traineeship


Video and Multimedia production: Filming and editing material for production of training and public outreach videos. Developing assorted multimedia (eg. infographics, illustrations, animations) for use in videos, PowerPoint slides, E-Learning and various purposes.

Behavioural competencies

Result Orientation
Operational Efficiency
Fostering Cooperation
Relationship Management
Continuous Improvement
Forward Thinking


You must 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.

An interest in human spaceflight would be an advantage but is not essential as you will develop this! Also advantageous would be an interest in or background in dealing with technical information and science communication, but again, not essential as we will help you. Above all you must be enthusiastic, flexible and self-motivated.

The topic listed in Section 2 above requires such educational knowledge as:

Proficient in using Adobe CC (especially Premiere) or equivalent
Good camera and video editing skills
All around solid multimedia/design skills
Experience in creating infographics and working with technical/scientific information
An understanding or experience of online learning and Learning Management Systems and instructional theories
Experience with rapid authoring tools (eg Captivate, Articulate)

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 .

Internships can take place remotely, on-site or partially on-site depending on the pandemic situation, and in line with the relevant Establishment’s policy (e.g. possible Green Pass requirement) applicable at the time of starting the internship.


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 and Slovenia, as Associate Member States, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

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