How to join

Positions in research

All of ZMO’s vacancies are announced on the institute’s homepage and in its monthly newsletter. Please sign up for the newsletter here. We kindly ask you to refrain from unsolicited applications.

The following schemes are available at ZMO for external researchers:

In case of further questions on association, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please send a cover letter, project outline and CV at least six weeks prior to the intended submission date. For enquiries, please contact Dr. Stefan B. Kirmse, Research Coordinator of ZMO: stefan.kirmse(at)

Internships at ZMO

There are two possibilities for internships at ZMO:

  • In public relations or the library; Required qualifications: Advanced German and English language skills
  • In one of the research units:
    There are four research units    at ZMO. If you are interested in a work placement in one of these, please read the information on them carefully. Explain in your application in which research area you are particularly interested. Required qualifications:
    • Advanced English language skills
    • Language skills in at least one language relevant for the research unit you are interested in
    • Special interest in the topics of the research unit

As an intern at ZMO, you will be assigned a mentor. To be able to offer you such mentoring, we need your application at least six weeks before the start of your internship. Part-time internships are possible. The duration is between two and three months. Longer periods can only be granted if the internship is obligatory.
It is not possible for ZMO to remunerate internships. For further questions, please contact the research coordinator of the ZMO, Dr. Stefan B. Kirmse: stefan.kirmse(at)