Fraunhofer Application Center for Optical Metrology and Surface Technologies (AZOM)

Educational programs

The Fraunhofer AZOM Zwickau offers dedicated students in science and technology challenging tasks with responsibility and room for developing their own ideas. We promote young talents and encourage more practice in theory. Whether as a student assistant, in an internship or for your final thesis - at Fraunhofer you will become part of the team.

Application-specific light sources
© Helge Gerischer
Application-specific light sources
© Fotolia / Wutzkoh

Internships and student assistants

At Fraunhofer AZOM in Zwickau we offer students the opportunity to enhance their theoretical knowledge with practical experience either as a student assistant or as part of an internship.


We support students with diploma, master and student theses. Please contact us for further information.

PhD at Fraunhofer

Would you like to graduate and apply your acquired knowledge in practice as well? We can provide such a promising opportunity. At Fraunhofer you will find ideal conditions for successfully completing your dissertation.

Our PhD jobs are designed in such a way that you will be involved in ongoing projects right from the start, while at the same time having sufficient time for your dissertation. In this way, you will gain practical experience and combine your scientific work with industry issues. The close cooperation between our institutes and renowned universities ensures the best possible support for your research work.

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Fraunhofer Application Center for Optical Metrology and Surface Technologies (AZOM)