Intern in the Product Assurance and Safety Office

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 30 Nov 2022

Internship Opportunity in the Directorate of Operations.

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

The Product Assurance and Safety Office is responsible for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of the OPS Quality Management System/Information Security Management System (QMS/ISMS) and the PA&S function in projects, operations and Programmes of the Directorate. 

In addition, the office is responsible for ESOC Business Continuity Plan definition and implementation.

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Field(s) of activity for the internship

You can choose between the following topics:

1) Topic 1: Trend representation of Key Performance Indicators

Indicators on system performance, on records quality and on effectiveness of process implementation have been defined and are regularly collected. Charts are already available to show the collected results. As an intern, you will develop trend charts to show the evolution of the collected measures over time, developing also the interface to retrieve the stored data. The project is in the frame of addressing the costs of non-quality in the OPS directorate.

2) Topic 2: Automatic transfer of quality data across existing repositories

Quality data are stored over various repositories and there is the need to link them for calculation and representation purposes. The project shall define interfaces for sharing process and information associated to Quality and Product Assurance. These interfaces shall link existing repositories and allow for hyperlink navigation (Sharepoint being the reference environment) and automatic retrieval and calculation.

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.

Educational knowledge:

1) Topic 1: PHP programming and maintenance would be an asset.
2) Topic 2: Sharepoint knowledge and Maria DB knowledge would be both an asset.

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

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