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Internship on EUMETSAT data & products in developing countries (knowledge sharing and best practices)

In line with its Strategy, EUMETSAT is supporting various activities and project for developing countries, with a focus on Africa, Western Balkan and Eastern European countries. The objective is to help the users to get easier access to, and make best use of EUMETSAT data, products and services to help individual countries and regions to meet their respective needs. In recent years, EUMETSAT has also extended these activities to support access and use of Copernicus data, with a focus on the Sentinel mission operated by EUMETSAT.

After learning on activities and projects undertaken by EUMETSAT in support to developing countries, the project will consist in identifying, listing and illustrating best practices for accessing and using EUMETSAT data and products, across the various regions and user communities.

The findings will be organised in a database that can be shared openly (web-based), so that other users can learn from these best practices, and thus supporting the spread of knowledge.

The intern will work mainly with the Strategy, Communication and International Relations (SCIR) division. The intern will also interact with other divisions at EUMETSAT (e.g. User Service Division). The intern will also be in contact with some EUMETSAT users in developing countries, either through interview or in person during meeting or Fora.


  • Desktop search;
  •  Interview with EUMETSAT staff involved in activities in support to developing countries;
  •  Interview of users;
  •  Establishment of an open database;
  • Showcasing some good practices (e.g. via social media);
  • Organisation and preparation of meetings;
  • Participation (and contribution) to User Forum, more specifically the EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa, in September 2020.


Darmstadt, Germany


  • University degree in Meteorology or in Earth Observation applications or
  • University degree in political science, or development aid


Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.


14 March 2020


  • Interest in development aid programme;

  • Experience in developing countries will be an asset;

  • Good communication skill, with acquaintance with social media;

  • Ability to work in a team;

  • Learning Orientated;

  • Problem Solver and analytical skills;

  • Planning and Organising skills;

  • Ability to work independently under guidance.



Length of internship: Up to 6 months
Anticipated start date: April/May 2020

Interns who have recently finished their studies will receive German minimum wage.
No salary is paid to interns who are still in studies, however a daily allowance and contribution to travel / accommodation costs may be provided. The conditions will be established taking into account the requirements and policy of the intern’s educational institution.
Interns are responsible for providing their own health and accident insurance and for finding their own accommodation in Darmstadt.

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.)