The period for applying for the 2013 projects has now passed. The 2014 projects will be advertised here in November 2013.
Who can apply?
Applicants should be on the verge of completing their Bachelors degree, or be in the first half of their Masters course. To apply you must be a national of an ESA Member State or one of its Cooperating States. Member States include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Canada is a Cooperating State and Estonia, Hungary and Slovenia are European Cooperating States (PECS).
- Traineeships last from three to six months.
- Traineeships are unpaid, however a daily allowance may be granted of €20 for non-residents and €10 for residents. A non-resident is defined as someone living more than 50 km from the establishment.
- Trainees have to provide their own health insurance, accident insurance and travel expenses.
- Trainees are responsible for finding their own accommodation.
Further information on ESA Trainee Programmes can be found here.
How to apply
Applications are accepted through an online application form, which will be available when the projects for 2014 are advertised in November 2013. Please come back then.
If you have applied for a 2013 project, you will be contacted ~3 weeks after the deadline if you have been invited for an interview. An interview session will be organised in March 2013 at ESAC (20th March), where you have the opportunity to talk to each tutor of the projects you applied for. If you are unable to attend the interview session, telephone interviews will be held.
How to get to ESAC
Instructions on how to get to ESAC can be found here (in English), here (in Spanish), and also on the XMM-Newton pages.
Additional Information Sessions
Each year between twenty to thirty projects are advertised. All project durations are between a minimum of three months and a maximum of six months. The types of projects we offer are astrophysics, engineering, IT, instrumentation and education projects (all ESAC activities). Also see the following for the types of projects advertised in previous years:
The ESAC Trainee Project is part of the ESA Internship programme and is organised and funded by the ESAC HR Service and the Science Operations Department, in collaboration with the ESAC Faculty and the ESA Education Office.