Computer Science Internship: Discover the world of Machine Control and Metrology

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering

Job ID: req20573


Are you a Bachelor or Master student with a background in Computer Science in a technical environment? Are you looking for a graduation project where you will be challenged daily to push technology boundaries further? Please read the following internship assignment!

Job Mission

An internship at the Metrology and Machine Control department of ASML is a great opportunity to experience working in a dynamic and international environment where you will be challenged daily to push technology boundaries further. We have multiple internship opportunities for students with a background in computer science. You are not applying for a single vacancy but for multiple vacancies at the same time! By doing your internship at metrology and machine control, you will receive the ideal combination of ‘doing’ and ‘learning’ that will build the fundamentals needed for a technical career.

Metrology and Machine Control orchestrates the behavior of complex logistics and powerful mechatronic modules, so together they achieve an extraordinary combination of speed and accuracy. It’s basically the brain of ASML lithography systems.

Job Description

As a software engineer or data engineer, you could break new ground by developing robust supervisory control systems, architecture designs for efficient development, and translating computational models of physical phenomena into software.
Within software Metrology and Machine Control groups we have interesting R&D assignments on:
• Supervisory control models (C/C++, and formal models based on FDR);
• Patterns and designs for computational control/calibration models;
• Data design, translation, and reporting;
• Automation of the machine via external interfaces;
• Improving development efficiency: Domain Specific Languages, dealing with legacy code, and code generation and migration;
• Diagnostic tooling, performance monitoring, and validation (e.g. performance, data, and requirements).

Please indicate in your motivational letter what direction is to your interest.


• You are a final year Bachelor or Master student with a study background in Computer Science.
• You are able to translate functional requirements and design in to software designs.
• You have a strong affinity with supervisory control and finite state machines, or mathematics and physics.
• Skills in C, C++, Python MATLAB, or Qt are necessary.
• You have (project) experience in a technical environment.
• You have excellent communicator and self-propelling skills.

This is a Bachelor or Master Graduation Internship with a duration of a minimum 5 months.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire duration of the internship.

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 based on your educational level and number of days per week, plus a possible housing and/or travel allowance. More information on the allowances can be found on our website. In addition you will 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 applications 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. At ASML we are always pushing technology further.

Students: Getting ready for the real-world
Teamwork is key within ASML. Our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong and worldwide we form one big team with over 25,000 employees. These colleagues have 123 different nationalities and work at our major sites on three continents.

Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule. In this inspiring 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 and get a feel for that excites you most. Use your education, gain real-life working experience and explore the world of high-tech – all at the same time.

How will you be part of progress?

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