EUMETSAT · Darmstadt, HE, Germany

Are you a secondary school student looking for an exciting two-week work experience at a scientific organisation? If you are from one of our 30 member states and aged between 14 and 18, then EUMETSAT is inviting you to embark on a stimulating two-week learning adventure at our headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Throughout the year, we open our doors to eager learners, subject to tutor availability and your school's schedule.

EUMETSAT does not provide formal vocational training, rather our aim is to inspire and motivate you to pursue higher education in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields or consider a future working for an intergovernmental organisation.

If you have a passion for space and satellites, we would love to hear from you. Just submit a brief CV along with a cover letter, both in English, and your latest school report. In your cover letter, tell us which areas fascinate you the most and how a practicum at EUMETSAT fits in with your academic and career goals. This information will help us match you with the most suitable mentor should your application be successful.



  • You will get to shadow real EUMETSAT staff members, experiencing their daily job routine, and become involved the division’s work.
  • Additionally, you may have the opportunity to rotate through other teams and divisions and see how their work impacts that of your tutor.
  • As part of your experience, you'll take on routine tasks and work on small projects.
  • You will have an exclusive opportunity to visit our satellite control centre and find out how we operate a fleet of weather satellites.
  • There are also plenty of other great activities at EUMETSAT that will give you a taste of what it’s like to work in an international space organisation.

Skills and Experience

  • Have an interest in pursuing higher education in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field or in the work of an intergovernmental organisation.

Employment Conditions

An agreement between parents and EUMETSAT will 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 coverage 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. 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 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.)

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Darmstadt, HE, Germany