The Polish Space Industry Association and the Industrial Development Agency JSC launched the 8th edition of the Polish Space Fellowship Program (formerly: “Development of human resources in the space sector“). The winners will be offered internships in companies and R&D institutions from the space sector. Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation participates in the program as the host unit for the internship.

The trainee will work in the dynamic team of the Space Technology Center which implements a number of research and development projects for the European Space Agency, the European Commission and the National Centre for Research and Development.

An internship at the Institute is an opportunity to broaden an engineering knowledge, e.g. in the field of rockets and space propulsion. Activities are carried out in niches where the developed Polish competences are competitive on the international arena.

The trainee will carry out ambitious tasks in the following scope:

  • Implementation of research and development works in terms of: components and subsystems of rocket propulsion systems; facilities for propulsion and rocket tests; mechanical, mechatronic and pyrotechnic devices.
  • Project development from idea to implementation, including: working with CAD/CAE systems; performing calculations supporting design processes (modeling and simulations); selection of materials and manufacturing technology; creating technical documentation; integration of prototypes and technology demonstrators; participation in test campaigns of space systems; participation in project reviews.

The position provides contact with advanced equipment and software, tests, cooperation with domestic and foreign industry and the development of actual innovative products.

Requirements from candidates:

  • People with higher education in the field of technical sciences or in the process of obtaining it; preferred fields of study are: mechanics and mechanical engineering, aviation and astronautics, mechatronics, automation and robotics, energy, but other fields do not exclude the possibility of an internship,
  • Ability to work with CAD/CAE software (NX/Unigraphix or similar),
  • Ability to read and create diagrams, drawings and technical documentation,
  • Space technology knowledge in at least one of the following areas: rocket propulsion, structures, mechanisms, propellants, data acquisition,
  • Component and system testing,
  • Very good command of English,
  • Ability to work in a team,
  • Ability to solve problems independently, creativity,
  • Very high commitment,
  • Ability to work under time pressure,
  • Experience in space projects and R&D work is welcomed,
  • Ability to work in CFD or FEM software, basic programming experience (C/C++/Python/Matlab/LabView).


Apply by April 23, 2023.

More information at:

Detailed Regulations of the 2023 Competition with attachments.

About us:

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation carries out research and development works in the field of aviation and space. Activities in the field of space technologies are conducted with the largest players on the international market, including: ESA, DLR, CNES, JAXA, ONERA, ArianeGroup, ArianeWorks, Avio, Nammo, Thales Alenia Space, Airbus Defense & Space and OHB Systems. The Institute implements 23 out of 29 projects of the European Space Agency in the field of rocket technologies that have reached Poland. They concern prospective niches such as: satellite deorbitation, 3D printing, small suborbital rockets, ecological satellite propulsion, engines for launching launchers or powering exploration missions.

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