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Schülerpraktikum Autumn 2021 - Internship for pupils

EUMETSAT offers the opportunity for pupils between the age of 14 and 18 and who are nationals of our member states to join us for a two-week internship at the Headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. EUMETSAT offers the internship scheme in two fixed periods to up to 20 pupils every year. 

EUMETSAT does not offer vocational training but wants to encourage pupils to seek higher education in the domains of Science, Engineering, Information Technology or administrative tasks.

Interested pupils are kindly invited to apply with their short CV including a motivation letter in English and your most recent school report. We appreciate if the motivation letter includes an indication of specific areas of interest, which will allow us to allocate the most suitable internship supervisor to the successful applicants.

Applicants will receive feedback within 6 weeks, after the end of the application phase.


  • During the internship, the pupils will be hosted by a EUMETSAT Staff member and will support the work of the respective division.


  • This will include support to some routine tasks and work on small projects.

  • Additionally, the interns will have the chance to visit the Control Centre and join other exciting activities at EUMETSAT that will give an impression of the working life in an international space organisation.



Darmstadt, Germany


Pupils from 14 to 18 are welcome to apply for the internship from 25th October - 5th November 2021. 


The official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French. Candidates must be able to speak in English.


31 May 2021


  • Interest in Science, Engineering and/or the administrative work of a public, international organisation.

  • Ability to communicate in English (Speaking/Reading/Writing).

  • Interest in the mission and work of EUMETSAT and curiosity and willingness to learn.


An agreement between parents and EUMETSAT will be concluded to confirm the internship. The internship is free of charge. There is no entitlement to compensation or holidays for the period of the internship.

EUMETSAT shall not bear any costs for the intern’s transportation to and from EUMETSAT’s premises during the internship and the parents or legal guardian and the school authorities shall be responsible for ensuring adequate social security, medical cover and accident insurance coverage for the period of the internship.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women. Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.
Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited on the basis of their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.


EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.)