Internship: Optimize the electrostatic particle removal method on the EUV electrostatic wafer clamp

Electrical engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Electrical engineering, Physics


This is an internship assignment for a bachelor student in Electronics, Physics, or a related field, who has an affinity with the fields of electrostatics and material science

Job Mission

Contamination in ASML machines causes yield problems for our customers. ASML has developed a method to remove particle contamination from the EUV electrostatic wafer clamp. The concept has been proven, but has not yet been optimized.

Job Description

Optimize the electrostatic particle removal method for particle removal effectiveness and duration.

Your tasks will include:
• Getting acquainted with the current knowledge status and way of working at high tech experimental setups.
• Designing a plan to test the impact of selected parameters.
• Performing experiments in a cleanroom environment.
• Reporting and presenting your findings to the ASML electrostatics competence group.
• Assisting in further development by creating and/or testing additional optimization hypotheses.


You are a bachelor student in Electronics, Physics, or a related field and you have an affinity with the fields of electrostatics and material science. You are a critical thinker, and a focused and accurate experimenter.

This is an internship (graduation or apprentice) for 5 days a week with a duration of about 6 months.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?