30+ days ago - req21281

Physics | Material Science Internship: Optical Metrology Upgrade


Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



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Physics, Chemistry & materials science


Are you a student with a background in Physics, Material Science or something related? Are you comfortable doing experimental lab work and have you good programming skills in MATLAB or Python? Then this internship assignment could be interesting for you!

Job Mission

One of the products ASML develops is the EUV Pellicle. This is an extremely thin membrane used in the ASML scanners to protect the reticle mask from particles. It is of outmost importance that the pellicle is produced cleanly, and that the product itself does not become a source of particle contamination of the reticle. To assess pellicle cleanliness Pellicle program is working on implementing new metrology methods for defect inspections, and use these methods for identifying root causes of particle generation.

Job Description

You will develop an upgrade to the OpticalMicroscopy, for defects found on assembled pellicles. The assignment includes tool software and hardware modifications, execution of its qualification, analysis of optical measurements and reporting the results. You will work closely with multiple defectivity metrology engineers which will guide you through the startup period, and you will also work closely with different Defectivity Design Engineers in different projects and provide them with information about the type of defects within their solving scope.


You are a Bachelor or Master’s student in Physics, Material Science or a related discipline. You are comfortable doing experimental lab work and possess confidence and dexterity required for handling delicate components. You have demonstrable programming experience, preferably with MATLAB or Python. You are proactive and capable of working accurately and maintaining overviews in a dynamic environment.

This is an apprentice or graduation internship for 4 to 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 6 months. The start date is to be discussed.

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 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?