Internship Opportunities

EUMETSAT offers a small number of internships every year to undergraduates, and to new graduates preparing for seeking a full job.

Internship placements are designed to provide experience in space systems engineering, satellite meteorology, or in work as a public, international organisation.

Placements are from one to maximum six months in duration. Please note that internship positions at EUMETSAT are offered as opportunities to develop your professional working-experience either during your studies, or after your recent graduation to enhance your employment prospects in the job market. EUMETSAT internships will not develop into a permanent position.

Eligibility for a placement

  • You must be a national of a Member or Cooperating State of EUMETSAT, and preferably studying in or just graduated from a university in a Member or Cooperating State;

  • If you are still in studies, the internship must be recognised by your educational institution as part of your course of studies;

  • You must be 18 years or over and have completed at least two years of your degree course;

  • You must be able to communicate in English and/or French at a level appropriate for the internship;

  • We will expect you to demonstrate skills in Communication, Team Working, Learning Orientation and Innovation & Initiative. 

WHen APPLYING please specifically mention:

  • Which nationality or nationalities you possess;

  • Which internship placement you are applying for.

A selection panel will assess your application against the criteria for the internship, and will create a short list of applicants for interview.

If you are shortlisted, the workplace supervisor of the internship will contact you to arrange an interview. Interviews will normally be by phone or video-call.

Interviews are structured around how your studies, your career aspirations and your development potential fit with the knowledge and skills of the internship. Our aim is to ensure that the internship is offered to someone who will be able to benefit from the opportunity, so be prepared to talk about what you expect to learn from the internship and how it will help your future career (see also our webpage Preparing for Interviews for other general advice).

Once the selection decision has been made we will inform you whether or not you have been selected. If you are not selected, we will, on request, give you feedback on your application and/or interview. 

Remuneration and expenses

Interns who have recently finished their studies will receive German minimum wage.

No salary is paid to interns who are still in studies, however a daily allowance and contribution to travel / accommodation costs may be provided. The conditions will be established taking into account the requirements and policy of the intern’s educational institution.

Interns are responsible for providing their own health and accident insurance and for finding their own accommodation in Darmstadt. 

Current opportunities/HOW TO APPLY

Exciting internship opportunities are now available on our vacancies page.

Also available in:  English - Français - Deutsch

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