The Polish Space Industry Association and the Industrial Development Agency JSC announce the launch of the 7th edition of the “Polish Space Fellowship Program” competition (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. The program is aimed at graduates of technical universitites and young scientists. Łukasiewicz-Institute of Aviation participates in the program as the host unit for the internship.

The selected person will work in a dynamic team of the Space Technologies Center where a number of research and development projects for the European Space Agency, the European Defense Agency, the European Commission and the National Center for Research and Development are implemented.

An internship at the Institute is an opportunity to expand engineering knowledge in the field of rockets and space propulsion.

The activities are carried out in niches where Polish competences are competitive on the international arena.

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

  • Realization of research and development works in terms of:
    • missile components and subsystems,
    • propulsion systems, facilities for the implementation of propulsion and rocket tests,
    • mechanical, mechatronic and pyrotechnic devices.
  • Development of projects from idea to implementation, including:
    • work 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 space systems test campaigns,
    • 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.

About us

Łukasiewicz-Institute of Aviation carries out research and development works in the field of aviation and cosmonautics. 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.

Requirements from candidates

  • People with or in the process of obtaining higher education in the field of technical sciences; preferred fields of study are: mechanics and mechanical engineering, aviation and cosmonautics, mechatronics, automation and robotics, energy, but other fields of study 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.
  • Knowledge of space technologies in at least one of the following areas: rocket propulsion, structures, mechanisms, propellants, data acquisition, component and system testing.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to solve problems independently, creativity.
  • Very high commitment.
  • Ability to work under time pressure.
  • Nice to have:
    • Experience in space projects, experience in R&D.
    • Ability to work in CFD or MES software.
    • Basic programming experience (C/C ++/Python/Matlab/LabView).


March 21 – April 30, 2022 – submitting applications

May 4 – June 17, 2022 – competition interviews

June 24, 2022 – announcement of the results

July 1 – December 31, 2022 – internships


Apply by April 30, 2022 to the following address:

More information at: and in the Regulations.

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