Intern in the EGNOS and SBAS division

European Space Agency (ESA)


Internship Opportunity in the Directorate of Navigation.

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 EGNOS Project Office – Toulouse CST

Inside the EGNOS and SBAS Division, the System Engineering Section is actively contributing to the performance engineering of the EGNOS versions under development using its own analysis and simulations tools.

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Field(s) of activity for the internship

Topic: EGNOS System Performance Analysis Environment – Development of a new module for analysis results publication

The EGNOS System analysis environment is composed of a set of performance tools, processing huge volume of data and producing near-real time analysis and Off line analysis. With the objective to support demonstrations and the EGNOS performance engineering during the qualification phase, the need to complement the existing environment by a new module has emerged. The objective of this new module is to provide near real time capability to interface with existing analysis environment, to select and process existing analysis results, to display, in near real time, dedicated web pages for internal publication with an appropriate security and access control.

More specifically the tasks to achieve this objective will be:

  • To collect the user needs for the specification of the tool for an internal publication inside the Division/Department
  • To operate the analysis and comparison tools to get familiarized with the analysis outputs and their Interfaces Control Documents
  • To define the development approach
  • To implement and test the internal publication using real data from the EGNOS System Performance Analysis environment
  • To support the entry into operations

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:

Some knowledge on the following topics is an asset:

  • Computer science
  • Linux
  • Web site development
  • Databases
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) and more specifically the European one: EGNOS

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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