Internship Opportunity in the Directorate of Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement.

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 Commercialisation Department is responsible for identifying and incubating new space start-ups and businesses with a commercial and competitive potential and setting up the environment to enable these businesses to commercialize their products outside the perimeter of ESA programs, including training, access to finance and provision of IOD/IOV opportunities.

The Commercialisation Gateway team is there to support in Market Intelligence and Outreach activities in order to identify new market spaces, assess business models, inform stakeholders and ultimately define an engagement strategy with these ecosystems. The market intelligence activities are carried out through constant market monitoring and in-depth market studies aimed at internal clients like programmes, but also dedicated partners such as investors, incubated start-ups as well as industry. Through this analysis, the outreach activities are defined by way of marketing communication actions over social media, online workshops and larger scale partnerships with the aim to drive new business engagements across new space and non-space actors.    

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Field(s) of activity for the internship

You can choose between the following topics: 

  1. Topic 1: Commercial Business Analysis

You will contribute to the implementation of the market intelligence function of the department. This includes:

  • supporting the team in identifying new market spaces. Monitoring through the Market Intelligence Tool (MIT) new tendencies (political, economic, society, technological, environmental, legal) that can influence the space sector at global level. This includes analyzing trends and market disruptions and searching for emerging new market opportunities
  • supporting the team in modelling the new ecosystem. Lead the actions to obtain the know-how of the actors, the influencers, etc; and evaluate the competitor's landscape
  • supporting the customer engagement strategy, once the main actors in the new market spaces are identified
  • supporting the team in strengthening and consolidating ESA internal competence for evaluation of business plan, supports cross-cutting sectoral activities
  1. Topic 2: Digital Marketing

You will be involved in the digital marketing activities of the ESA Commercialisation Gateway. This includes:

  • supporting the management of the social media account of the ESA Commercialisation Gateway, identifying relevant topics and drafting posts to be published on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
  • supporting the e-mail marketing activities, working on a monthly newsletter (aimed at an external audience with the most interesting news and events of the last month)and a weekly newsletter (sent to an internal ESA audience with the most relevant social media posts of the week)
  • supporting the publishing on the ESA Commercialisation Gateway website of: news, events, business opportunities, use cases and success stories

You will work in close collaboration with the Digital Marketing Officer of the ESA Commercialisation Gateway, supporting the ESA BICs and Brokers network and ESA Space Solutions Network Section.

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: Knowledge and background in Economics, Finance or Business Administration would be an asset. 
  2. Topic 2: Knowledge and background in Marketing, with focus on Digital Marketing, would be 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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