European Space Agency (ESA)

Young Graduate Trainee (Exhibition And Multimedia Content Curation)

European Space Agency (ESA)

Job Description

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY Young Graduate Traineeship Opportunity in the Directorate of Human & Robotic Exploration Programmes. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Post Young Graduate Trainee for Exhibition and Multimedia Content Curation This post is classified F1. Location ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Our team and mission Our HRE-S team is composed of groups working in the following areas: Strategic Planning and benefit management; innovation management and commercialisation; international lunar science and research initiatives. Our mission: make space exploration relevant to the public with the following activities:
  • optimise engagement opportunities for science and research, political and industrial communities

  • create new opportunities for, and focus on, delivering benefits

  • drive open innovation and engage new actors

  • create new institutional and commercial partnerships

  • secure attractive roles for Europe

Candidates interested are encouraged to visit the ESA website: Field(s) of activity Alongside the members of the Erasmus Innovation sector of the team, you will work towards increasing awareness of the importance of space exploration, the HRE programme and its benefits to the industrial and academic worlds. With this goal, you will:
  • curate the new exhibition for the Erasmus Innovation Centre, in particular the Mars thematic corner and the new planetary habitat, to showcase HRE plans for space exploration and how they benefit society at large

  • lead the production of the ESA YouTube series of videos “Did You Know? “ to inform the academic and industrial world communities of the advantages of performing research in microgravity

  • create multimedia content and products, such as infographics, video productions, written articles, cooperate in organising events, anything to display HRE missions and how they impact society

  • curate the web documentary to engage the scientific and industrial lunar communities

Technical competencies Knowledge of relevant technical domains Relevant experience gained during internships/project work Breadth of exposure coming from past and/or current research/activities Knowledge of ESA and its programmes/projects Behavioural competencies Self Motivation Communication Continuous Learning Cross-Cultural Sensitivity Teamwork Education You should have just completed, or be in the final year of a university course at Master’s Level (or equivalent) in science communication. Additional requirements A solid background in engineering or science is required. You should be eager to acquire and maintain necessary knowledge, skills and judgment to accomplish results and improve work processes. 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. You should demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team. During the interview your motivation and overall professional perspective/career goals will also be explored. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. The closing date for applications is  15 December 2019. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email 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 Slovenia, as an Associate Member, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS). Priority will first be given to candidates from under-represented Member States. In accordance with the European Space Agency’s Security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment
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