Home » For educators » CESAR Trainees 2019 » C002 CESAR ESAC Solar Observatory Master Control Programme » C003 Social Media and Communication
C003 Social Media and Communication
2019 Trainee Project


ESAC supervisor(s): Emmet Fletcher, Beatriz Arias, Arantxa Alonso, David Cabezas, Michel G. Breitfellner
ESAC Communication Office is responsible for official ESA communication activities in Spain and Portugal, organisation of launch and major events with national institutions (Museums, Planetariums, etc); all the Spanish and Portuguese media activities related to space; exhibitions; run and coordinate the Spanish and Portuguese ESA websites, social media activities, Intranet, as well as coordination of VIP visits to ESAC.
CesaR (Cooperation through Education in Science and Astronomy Research) is a joint educational programme developed by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) and INTA-owned company Isdefe. Its objective is to provide students from European secondary schools and universities with hands-on experience in Optical and Radio Astronomy. In addition, CESAR shall contribute with outreach activities to promote Space Science and to stimulate European students' interest in Science and Technology in general and Astronomy in particular. It is based at ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain.
ESA is offering a 6 months traineeship opportunity at ESAC. The main tasks to be supported are:
  • Audio visual support (recording videos and/or taking pictures of events and subsequent editing)
  • Support in the organisation of events (press conferences, institutional events, VIP visits, social media events, CesaR workshops, videoconferencing, …)
  • Support with the office inventory and ESA Communications Office monthly report
  • Support with the design and implementation of strategy for social media for CesaR
  • Manage and edit CesaR news for the web and other media
  • Design and create multimedia contents for the CesaR web pages
  • Help with the daily interaction related to CesaR’s Space Science Experience (SSE) programme with teachers and schools
  • Carry out web and social network analysis and SEO monitoring

Project duration:

6 months

Desirable expertise or programming language:

  • Knowledge of graphic design
  • Good level of editing pictures and videos
  • Social Media knowledge
  • Organization skills (For events, visits)
  • Data base knowledge
  • Good communication skills
  • Good level of English, spoken and written, is required
  • Good level of Spanish, spoken and written, is required
  • Basic HTML knowledge Assets:
  • Interest in Planetary Science, Space Science and Communications
  • General multimedia knowledge