30+ days ago - req11070

Physics Internship | Optical Sensor


Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Physics, Optical engineering


Are you a Masters student with a Background in Physics with a strong focus on Optics? Then this internship assignment could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

Within ASML Research we are investigating novel optical sensor concepts that could be introduced in future generation ASML products. The team you will be working in investigates sensors for improved wafer alignment. As wafer alignment is a crucial part of an ASML machine it is important to investigate each concept thoroughly.

Job Description

You will be investigating one of the sensor concepts. For this concept we ask you to quantify its performance by simulations and by building an optical setup. You check if it performs well on difficult cases and you present your findings to the team and other stakeholders.


You are a Masters student in Physics or in a related field with a strong background in Optics. You are eager to understand the details of a complex optical sensor and are enthusiastic about building a setup in the cleanroom. You can work independently, and love a challenge! In addition, the English language is required, both written as verbally.

This is an apprentice internship for 5 days a week with a duration of a minimum of 6 months, however, an availability of 9-12 months is strongly preferred.

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?