Job Opportunity: Support for the LDE NL Space Campus Summer School 2024

Job Opportunity: Support for the LDE NL Space Campus Summer School 2024

Field: Events / Marketing / Communication / Facility support / General team support/presence throughout the duration of the summer school

Level: HBO/WO (Equivalent to Bachelor’s/Master’s)

Compensation: €13,50 per hour / €0.23 per km

Time Commitment: 4 – 8 hours per week from February to July and the full seven days of summer school (29 June – 5 July) Are you interested in learning more about the behind-the-scenes of the space industry? Do you want to gain experience in communication and event organization? Are you eager for unique insights into the space sector? Are you comfortable mingling with a new group of students? Are you the Young Professional we are looking for?


The annual space summer school is organized by NL Space Campus and Leiden Delft Erasmus Universities. You will support project managers Maaike Smelter and Peter Batenburg in organizing and communicating about the summer school in 2024. This role will bring you directly into contact with the space industry, help you develop event organizing skills, and allow you to guide a group of participants.


Support in organization, communication with registrations, managing the inbox and registrations, brainstorming ideas for giveaways, ordering materials, requesting quotes, and maintaining the program and content on the website. During the summer school, you will assist in guiding the group, providing participants with the right information, and acting as a point of contact for participants.


  • A young and energetic working environment with enthusiastic colleagues in an informal atmosphere.
  • A lot of flexibility and opportunities for your input.
  • Experience in a unique setting and a small team.
  • Experienced colleagues who enjoy coaching and guiding you.
  • You can choose whether to work online or in our office (except during the summer school itself).
  • You will learn the ins and outs of a large event from behind the scenes.
  • Accommodation during the summer school.
  • You will have access to places you wouldn’t otherwise visit and build a network in the space and high-tech industries.


  • We challenge you to develop yourself, and you will have a lot of responsibility. This is crucial as you will need to take initiative.
  • You are proactive, take responsibility for your tasks, and are willing to initiate actions.
  • You are social and empathetic and can take on the role of a trusted person for the participants.
  • You think along with us, ask questions, and have a positive attitude.
  • You are flexible, willing to roll up your sleeves and feel comfortable in a sometimes chaotic environment.
  • You have an affinity for space and technology and recognize their importance for a better future.
  • You are not afraid to ask questions.
  • You speak and read English fluently.
  • You are available for a minimum of 4 hours per week initially, increasing to at least 8 hours per week leading up to the summer school.
  • You are fully available from July 29th to July 5th.

Interested? We welcome your response to this vacancy no later than 16 January. We would like to receive a CV and a cover letter of a maximum of half a4. We would like to hear from you why you would like to work with us! Mail to for Maaike Smelter’s attention. 


Team size: 7 team members / 15+ partner companies / 25+ stakeholders / 900+ community members 

Vision: stimulating cooperation and opportunities for innovation and development of space technology in the space industry in the Netherlands. 

Mindset: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together 

We work in the middle of the ecosystem of the Dutch space industry. A young foundation with multiple stakeholders in a dynamic environment where we spend a lot of time networking, connecting and strengthening the Dutch space industry. The campus is a connecting platform for the space ecosystem that stimulates and facilitates knowledge sharing and cooperation for more innovation, activity and societal impact. With ESA ESTEC and its thousands of space experts, the Galileo Reference Centre, Space Business Innovation Centre, many dozens of space technology & data companies and the strong cooperation with the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus universities, the campus is the beating heart of the space sector. Together with its partners, NL Space Campus is there to facilitate, stimulate, connect and strengthen.  

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