30+ days ago - req25525

Physics Internship: Optimizing a plasma-based light source


Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Physics, Optical engineering


Are you a master student with technical background? Do you have other technical skills that will enable you to succeed in a highly multidisciplinary environment? And do you have a true teamwork attitude that will empower everyone in the team to contribute to solving highly complex technical challenges? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background Information

Type of internship: master apprentice
Start date: As soon as possible

We have an exciting internship opportunity in Light Sources group in our Sensors department. This is one of the most vital departments in ASML, because it helps enable us to continuously improve our key business drivers of overlay, imaging, focus and throughput.

The goal of the internship is for you to learn about working in a corporate setting and to provide hands on experience solving real world problems in a team environment.

Your Assignment

As an intern you will be working on optimization of a plasma-based light source:

  • Analyze various plasma enclosures shapes and makes the corresponding optical models;
  • Perform measurements of light output with assorted enclosures to verify predictions. If required, optimize the tooling, required for the measurements;
  • Propose new measurement methods to gain insight and perform those measurements;
  • Draw a conclusion and make a recommendation for design optimization;

Your Profile

  • You are a master student looking to gain work experience (this is a master apprentice internship);
  • You will be enrolled at a school during the entire duration of the internship;
  • You have solid theoretical and/or experimental skills in Physics (Optics, Plasma are preferred);
  • You have strong analytical ability with a pragmatic attitude;
  • You have knowledge of MATLAB and optical; modeling packages (e.g., Zemax/Optics Studio);
  • You have experience with experimental verification of theoretical models is an advantage;
  • You can start in as soon as possible for at least 6 months, 5 days per week;

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?