EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency focused on creating and operating meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space every day of the year. The information is then supplied to the National Meteorological Services in the member states organisations in Europe and their users globally.
EUMETSAT is offering an internship in the Strategy Communication and International Relations Division. This is part of its initiatives in developing countries, mainly in Africa, Western Balkans and Eastern European countries. EUMETSAT aims to strengthen African user capacities to access and exploit the next generation of EUMETSAT meteorological satellite data. That is through Meteosat Third Generation (MTG), EPS Second Generation (EPS-SG). Moreover, the organisation aims to create value-added services synergies with Copernicus products.
This internship would be ideal for someone interested in development aid programmes, meteorology and/or climate change and/or environmental studies. It will also be an asset if they are familiar with working in developing countries. Additionally, it would be beneficial if the intern is well-versed in using social media tools.
Applicant skills and requirements
- Proficiency in English.
- Computer literate.
- Self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
- Have the ability to present information clearly.
- Assist in organising meetings between European and African stakeholders in space, meteorology and the climate domain.
- Facilitate EUMETSAT webinars and meetings dedicated to Africa as follows on the 15th EUMETSAT forum in Africa.
- Use videos, articles, interviews, social media, and websites to contribute to good practices and benefits of Meteosat in Africa.
- Engage with European Commission and Joint EU-AU documents on priorities, documents and funding.
- The intern will be expected to support relevant day-to-day activities within the team.
- Internship title: Cooperation with Africa in Earth Observation.
- Location:Darmstadt, Germany.
- Qualifications: Bachelors and Masters students with mandatory internship requirements in relevant disciplines: meteorology, Earth Observation in applications, Political sciences and Development aid.
- Deadline: 11 January 2023.
- Length of internship: 3 months.
- Anticipated start date: March-June 2023.
- Country eligibility requirements: EUMETSAT member states.
Interns who are still students will not be remunerated; however, a daily allowance and assistance with travel and accommodation costs will be provided.
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