The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed the opening of 11 internship positions destined for Luxembourg students.

In order to develop skills in the space sector, a special agreement has been concluded between the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy and the ESA to enable young graduates from the Grand Duchy to obtain professional experience in different sectors in the field of aerospace.

For the year 2018, ESA offers 11 internship positions to Luxembourg students. Through the Luxembourgish Young Graduate Trainees (LuxYGT) programme, students will benefit from valuable experience that qualifies them for numerous positions in the space industry, renowned research institutes and the ESA itself. Throughout their training, the trainees are supported by an experienced tutor, an ESA staff member.

The LuxYGT programme is aimed at graduates of Luxembourgish nationality who have obtained their Bachelor or Master’s degree in the last 2 years (students in the last year of the Master's programme can also apply). Successful candidates will have the opportunity of a 12-month internship with the possibility of an extension of an additional 12 months. The monthly remuneration is approximately €2,400 exempt from taxes (including health and accident insurance).

The ESA has centres with specific responsibilities in different European countries. At present, the posts opened under the LuxYGT programme are available at the ESRIN (European Space Research Institute), located in Frascati, Italy, the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) near Cologne, Germany, ESTEC (European Space Research and Technology Centre), located in Noordwijk in the Netherlands, and at the ESOC (European Space Operations Centre), located in Darmstadt, Germany.

Details of the 11 ESA internship offers and the application procedure can be found on the website

Candidates interested in this professional experience are invited to submit their application by e-mail to before 9 July 2018.