26 days ago - req23738

Physics | Material Science Internship: Support Optics group in testing optical components


Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Physics, Chemistry & materials science


Are you a Bachelor or Master student in Physics, Material Science or a related discipline?Are you an experimentalist who has a hands-on mentality? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Job Mission

EUV optics is the heart of the ASML scanner. It consists of highly complex multilayer mirrors reflecting and focusing extreme ultraviolet light. These mirrors have to operate in extremely aggressive environment of high-energy radiation, reactive plasma and gas radicals and at high temperature for several years without degrading to ensure scanner productivity. Optics lifetime group aims to achieve optimal and reliable EUV system performance by predicting and securing EUV optics lifetime, through contamination control and degradation prevention. Within the group Plasma-Material Interaction (PMI) team is developing highly sophisticated test equipment and performs accelerated testing of optical components.

Job Description

Within the Optics lifetime group you will be a part of PMI Agile team. You will work closely with the engineers within the team to support them with planning, preparation and execution of the tests including material analysis at an external lab. You will also interact with engineers from the projects to align on test conditions for the components they are planning to qualify You will combine hands-on work with planning, aligning and reporting. You will have an opportunity to present your results to your colleagues.


You are a Bachelor or Master student in Physics, Material Science or a related discipline.

  • You are an experimentalist who have a hands-on mentality.
  • You are proactive, capable of working accurately and maintaining overviews in a dynamic environment.
  • You have good command of English, both written and verbally.

This is an Bachelor apprentice/graduation or Master apprentice internship for 4 to 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 5 months. The start date is May 1st 2021.

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?