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Internship on Approach to Quality during the development of Meteorological Operational Systems from a technical perspective

This project seeks to target areas for potential improvement between technical engineering and quality engineering disciplines at EUMETSAT.

In doing so, it will be necessary to understand the notion of quality standards and how they are implemented in practical terms at EUMETSAT.

The intern will be integrated in the MTG/EPS-SG Quality Assurance teams supervised by the GEO Quality Assurance Manager. The intern will attend the internal Quality Assurance meeting as an observer. Light induction to the organisation will also be provided.


  • Incoming quality inspections of physical goods;
  • QA witnessing test campaigns;
  • Ensuring Integration, Verification & Validation (IV&V) of test campaigns are running according to procedure;
  • Assessing the quality of software codes;
  • Support preparation of practical QA training material;
  • Following the project, the intern will elaborate a paper summarizing the outcome of his/her findings, including ideas which may be incorporated by organisation.


Darmstadt, Germany


Recently completed or on-going university degree in a space-related discipline or field – i.e. engineering or science.


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


14 March 2020


  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work independently under guidance;
  • Problem Solver;
  • Candidate should be team-oriented, friendly and learning oriented;
  • Candidate should be innovative and proactive.


Length of internship: Up to 6 months
Anticipated start date: Immediately.

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.)