13 days ago - req16988

Internship: Part cleanliness for EUV-Pellicle production

Chemistry & materials science


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science, Physics


Are you a Bachelor or Master student witch a background in Material Science or Physics? Do you have an interest in programming to enable fast data processing? Then this internship could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

One of the products ASML develops is the EUV Pellicle. This pellicle is used in the ASML scanners to protect the reticle mask from particles in the scanner, since defects on the mask can cause dysfunctional microchips for ASML’s customers. It is of outmost importance that the pellicle is produced cleanly, and that the product itself does not contribute to new reticle defects. In order to reach this goal, one of our tasks is to guarantee all the tools used for pellicle production is clean enough and maintain their cleanliness level during pellicle production. This is a challenge and very important work.

Job Description

Your assignment will be part of the improvement plan for the pellicle defectivity performance, in which you will be responsible for testing parts or tools cleanliness level, monitor tools defectivity during production, proposal improvement plan. You will get training ofdifferent defectivity test methods. This assignment includes the planning, coordination, execution and analysis of testing results, and organization of its results to enable optimal root cause finding. You will work closely with multiple defectivity engineers which will guide you through the startup period, and you will also work closely with different tools Design Engineers in different projects, to learn the tools function and provide them the defectivity influence to the production.


You are a Bachelor or Master’s student in Physics, Material Science or a related discipline. You have a hands-on mentality, are proactive, have an interest in programing to enable fast data processing, are capable of working accurately and maintaining overviews in a dynamic environment. The root cause finding experience and part cleanliness experience are the plus points for this assignment. The English language is required, both written and verbally.

This is a Bachelor or Master apprentice or graduation internship for 4 to 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 5 months. The start date is in September 2020.

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?