Intern in the Diversity Office

European Space Agency (ESA)


Internship Opportunity in the Directorate of European, Legal and International Matters.

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

This position is based at the ESA HQ – Paris, France

The ESA Chief Diversity Officer, who reports to the Director for European, Legal and International Matters, will provide advice on how to embed diversity and inclusion in strategy and leadership, based on best practice and relevant research:

  • Cooperating closely with the Human Resources Department on the integration of diversity and inclusion in Human Resources policies and practice;
  • Fostering internal and external networking;
  • Raising ESA’s visibility as a key player on D&I, fostering i.a. initiatives, aimed at increasing the attractiveness of STEM and space subjects to girls and a more diverse pool of talents;
  • Increasing managers’ awareness.

In this capacity, the Chief Diversity Officer has direct access to the Director General, keeping the Director for European, Legal and International Matters informed.

The ESA Chief Diversity Officer is also a Special Adviser.

For further information visit our web site:

Field(s) of activity for the internship

Topic: Diversity

As an intern, you will be involved in the following tasks:

  • Quantitative analysis and benchmarking on D&I activities in other organisations
  • Preparing PPT presentations and drafting report
  • Monitoring of KPIs
  • Support on communication activities

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.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience of policy analysis related to D&I, including on subjects related ethical matters, in particular with respect to the projection of commitment on social media and towards young generation.
  • Understanding of an international context and international exposure

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 [email protected].

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, Croatia and Cyprus as European Cooperating States (ECS).

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