If you’re passionate about outer space affairs, satellite technology, Industry 5.0, and geospatial applications, there are exciting internship and entry-level job opportunities available with local to international organizations. These internships and entry-level job opportunities with organizations such as ESA, NATO, or UNOOSA not only offer a chance to work on cutting-edge projects but also provide access to a vast network of professionals and organizations in the space industry. Whether you aspire to become a satellite engineer, a space policy analyst, or a geospatial applications specialist, these organizations offer a stepping stone to launch your career in the exciting field of outer space affairs and satellite technology.

European Space Agency (ESA)

ESA Entry Level & Research Programmes

ESA offers a wide range of opportunities for postgraduate students including both Master’s and PhD researchers. Discover how to take part in ESA’s missions and projects as a student or recent graduate.

Learn more about ESA’s Student Internships here

Application Period opens in November

Learn more about the ESA’s Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) Programme here 

Application Period opens in February

Learn more about the National Trainee Programmes here

National agencies issue calls for applications

Learn more about the ESA Junior Professional Programme (JPP) here

Application Period open from November to December

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO Vacancies & Internships

Do you want to work for a political and military alliance that promotes freedom and security? Are you interested in working with people from diverse backgrounds? Would you like to earn a competitive salary? Do your interests and abilities match one of NATO’s many job areas?

Learn more about the NATO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) here

Application Period traditionally open from April to May

Learn more about the NATO Internship Programme

Application Period open from March to April

United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

UNOOSA Vacancies & Internships

The United Nations Office for Outer Space regularly seeks qualified professionals in a wide range of fields to join us in our efforts to promote international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. Furthermore, an internship with the United Nations is the ideal start to enter the world of diplomacy and public policy and to gain a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. Please be aware that internships with the UN are un-paid.

Learn more here