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Summer 2023 Intern – Zemax (Optics, MS/PHD)

Summer 2023 Intern – Zemax (Optics, MS/PHD)
by Admin on 12-05-2022 at 2:16 pm

  • Internship
  • Canada

Website ANSYS


Ansys empowers the world’s most innovative companies to design and deliver transformational products by offering the best and broadest engineering simulation software to solve the most complex design challenges. Through our enriching internship program, we help develop the next generation of engineers and technologists who will address those challenges. As an intern, you will help develop our industry-leading simulation software while gaining real experience in your field of study. You will work on a variety of impactful projects to help maintain, advance, and accelerate Ansys products. In this internship, you will support the Zemax team. This is a 40-hour per week paid position starting May 2023 and concluding August 2023.


  • Creates models of moderately complex optical systems – such as wide-angle cameras, heads-up displays, and medical imaging devices – using Zemax OpticStudio for benchmarking both improvements to existing software functionality and new software capabilities
  • Identifies improvements to the functionality and performance of Zemax OpticStudio through active use of the software application
  • Creates automated workflows for optical system setup and analysis via the Zemax OpticStudio Application Programming Interface (ZOS-API) using Python and/or MATLAB
  • Works under the general supervision of a development lead or manager

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Pursing a Masters or PhD in Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences, or Physics with an optics emphasis.
  • 1+ year of experience programming with C++, C#, MATLAB, Python, or similar
  • Ability to learn quickly and to collaborate with others
  • Currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to university after the completion of the internship program

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Technical knowledge and experience with optical engineering, including optical modeling, design, fabrication, testing, and/or building of optical systems
  • 1+ year of experience in optical system design and analysis using commercial ray tracing software
  • Experience with Zemax OpticStudio and the ZOS-API
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to understand and communicate project overviews as well as in-depth details


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
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