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The students enrolled in the ISM are encouraged to undertake a voluntary internship during their studies. Participation in an internship will increase the student’s opportunities to secure employment after completing the programme, and is positively considered by employers.

The intern is expected to gain professional experience and become familiar with essential work processes, techniques and tools, as well as with the characteristics and social relationships of industrial practice in their area of interest or expertise.

The interns can be hosted by companies, but also by other agencies (e.g. LSA, ESA, NASA) or institutions related to the space domain.

  • The internship is a voluntary undertaking.

  • The minimum required duration of an internship for it to be accepted for inclusion in the diploma supplement is 4 weeks. A maximum of 10 weeks can be acknowledged.

  • The internship should include practical work in an area strongly related to the ISM study programme, i.e. space engineering, space informatics, Earth observation, space economics, law or finance, space entrepreneurship or similar.

Benefits for students

  • – Internships are a great way to kick-start the student’s career: they often open up exciting opportunities in the industry;
  • – The intern will be overseen by an academic supervisor and an industry supervisor, that will provide the intern the guidance and supervision necessary to carry out of their internships;
  • – At the end of the internship, the intern will be asked to write a report which may be the subject of an examination conducted by their academic and professional supervisors;
  • – The internship can be either part-time or full time (during semester breaks).


Successful completion of an internship according to the above-stated conditions may lead to an acknowledgment comprised between a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 ECTS credit points. These ECTS are not included in the 120 ECTS required to obtain the Master’s degree, but will be added to the diploma supplement. To obtain more information about internships opportunities, please contact: marielle.mabille@uni.lu

Benefits for companies

  • – Assistance in advancing or initiating innovative projects in the Space domain: the students can contribute to real-world products and initiatives;
  • – Access to subject matter expertise: the students bring their advanced skills and knowledge in the space industry;
  • – Establish a link to specialists at the University: the students will have a domain expert at the University as advisor;
  • – In-depth focus on specific problems that the company would like to investigate and explore solutions for;
  • – Potential candidate for hire once the student has graduated.


Companies interested in hosting a student or promoting their internship opportunities can contact: marielle.mabille@uni.lu