SXS: We foster careers in space from Switzerland


USI's Career Service is the career partner of Space Exchange Switzerland (SXS), the new national platform for the promotion of space in Switzerland funded by the Swiss Space Office (SSO) of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).
The SXS consortium comprises five partners: EPFL Lausanne, ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW and USI.
The role of USI's Career Service is to support young talents who are studying or have studied at Swiss universities to become the future generation of space experts.

Are you a Bachelor, Master or PhD student and would like to start a career in space?
Find all the opportunities offered by the European Space Agency (ESA) here.

Interested in an internship at the European Space Agency (ESA)? The new 2023 programmes start!
Are you studying IT, engineering, law, economics, communication, biomedicine, architecture?
ESA offers internship opportunities of three to six months to students preferably in the last or second-last year of a master's degree in scientific and non-scientific technical fields. For more information about ESA and its programmmes, see the attachment on the right.

Registration for the new 2023 internship programme opens in November 2022 with more than 100 open positions in different fields and locations in Europe (Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium). Check here if you are eligible to participate (ESA internship programme) and start preparing your motivation letter and update your CV.

Do you need advice to review your application for an internship? You can count on the advice of former ESA intern/YGT of our team Deborah Müller, Julien Bonnaud, Claudia Röösli and Grégoire Bourban. Please register to SXS career form annexing your CV and send an e-mail to caree[email protected]; SXS will set up a counselling session!

If you are hired for an internship you can apply for a SXS/Movetia Mobility Scholarship at ESA
For this internship, SXS and Movetia provide scholarships to students from Swiss universities, which are combined with the internship salary offered by ESA.

  • Find all the details here

Want to learn more? Contact us: [email protected]

Chloé Carrière

SXS and Movetia are giving the first Swiss European Mobility Programme Grant for Traineeship.
The grant goes to Chloé Carrière, Master Student in Management of Space Technologies at EPFL, who will carry out her internship at ESA-ESRIN, in Rome, Italy.

Good luck to Chloé, may her experience encourage more students to achieve their space dreams!