The SCI-S Trainee Project


Young student scientists and engineers regularly participate in trainee programmes which take place at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Madrid, Spain, and the European Space Research & Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, where they contribute to the Cluster, Euclid, Gaia, Herschel, Integral, Juice, JWST, Planetary, Science Archives, SMOS, SOHO and XMM-Newton missions, and to teams such as CESAR, Galileo Science Office and Space Situational Awareness, amongst others.

Trainees from universities all over Europe are involved.

Training Opportunities

Go to the Training Opportunities page to see what projects are on offer and when you can apply.


The ESAC Trainee Project is part of the ESA Student Placement scheme and is organised and funded by ESAC Human Resources and the Science Operations Department, in collaboration with the ESAC Faculty and the ESA Education Office.