ESA CubeSat Summer School


Internship 4 weeks Transinne, Belgium

Uploaded 25 Jan 2022

Job Description

During the Summer School, ESA and external experts will deliver an extensive mix of lectures and hands-on activities. The entire project lifecycle of a satellite mission will be covered, from design to verification, launch and operations, including typical milestone reviews and new methodologies. Students will be introduced to project management best practices, legal, cybersecurity, and economic aspects of space projects. The Summer School will even introduce space entrepreneurship skills, offering support in devising methods of turning a CubeSat into a viable and profitable business opportunity!

Upon completing the CubeSat Summer School 2022, participating students will have gained the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills needed to undertake CubeSat or other space-related projects, be confident with engineering and project management standards, and be better prepared to join the European space sector.

More information is available in the CubeSat Summer School description

Person Specification

To participate, students must fulfil the following criteria at the time of application: 

  • aged a minimum of 18 years old; ESA Academy will only appraise applications from students who have no or limited professional experience in relevant scientific, engineering or other space-related topics;
  • be a citizen of an ESA Member State, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania or Slovenia;
  • be enrolled as a 2nd/3rd/4th year Bachelor, Master, or PhD student in a university for the academic year 2021-2022;
  • be studying an engineering or physics subject with basic knowledge in space science and technology.


    • UK National
    • EU National