This page lists all information of relevance to students, including on the Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education, fellowships and internships within the Office.
Space law can be described as the body of law governing space-related activities. Space law, much like general international law, comprises a variety of international agreements, treaties, conventions, and United Nations General Assembly resolutions as well as rules and regulations of international organisations. On our website, you can find information on Space Law including Treaties & Principles, General Assembly Resolutions, the Space Object Register, Capacity Building in space law, National Space Law Collection and the Legal Subcommittee.
Through its Programme on Space Applications, UNOOSA offers Fellowship Programmes for capacity building in educational institutes throughout the world. These fellowships cover such topics as Nanosatellite Technologies and Microgravity. Current opportunities and further information can be found in the links provided. The Access to Space 4 All Initiative also offers fellowships for researchers in areas such as microgravity.
UNOOSA's Programme on Space Applications works with local partners to establish Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education at existing research and higher education institutions all over the world. The centres develop the skills and knowledge of university educators and scientists through rigorous theory, research, applications, field exercises, and pilot projects in those aspects of space science and technology that can most contribute to sustainable development.
To ensure a common standard of teaching at the Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education , education curricula have been developed in the major fields of space application and in space law.
In 2019, UNOOSA launched the Space4Youth competition, that asked young people all over the world their ideas on leveraging space for sustainable development. In the Space4Youth page, you can find all information about past editions of the competition, and information on how to apply to future editions.
In 2018, the Peace and Cooperation School Award "Galaxy of Peace: Space, common heritage of humanity" invited young people from around the world to submit artworks that show how space benefits everyone.
Young people starting their career in the space sector are invited to share their story, experience and tips through our Space4Youth stories series. You can find existing stories and submit your own here.
On our Space4Women website , we collect stories of inclusiveness in the space sector, focusing on gender parity, to inspire girls and women all over the world to contribute their talents to the space sector. You can reach out to submit your stories through the contact form.
UNOOSA offers internships on many different aspects of our work. We value the work of interns and look for the highest calibre of applicant whilst also providing space for their own personal interests and growth. Our offices in Vienna, Bonn, and Beijing regularly post job openings for internship opportunities in the United Nations recruitment system. See all vacancies here.