The European Space Agency (ESA) is offering students a wide range of work placement options.
Applicants should be on the verge of completing their Bachelors degree, or be in the first half of their Masters course. Internships last from three to six months, preference being given to longer internships.
The ESA sites offering student placements include:
- The European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany
- The European Astronaut Centre, Cologne, Germany
- The European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
- ESA’s centre for Earth observation, Frascati, Italy
- The European Space Astronomy Centre in Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain
In most cases the closing date for applications is 31 October 2012.
Read more about how to apply for a placement at the ESA, and the daily allowances
As each ESA site offers student placements, make sure that you select a specific area of interest when you apply. To help identify these, check the list of ESA’s research and project fields (PDF), and read more about their individual websites on www.esa.int.