23 days ago - req29366

Mechanical Engineering Internship: Robots simulation for lithographic scanners

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering


Are you a master student with background in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering? do you have competences in Robotics, Dynamics, Control, and Programming? Then internship could be interesting to you!

Internship type: Graduation

Starting date: as soon as possible

Background Information

ASML produces scanners performing with nanometer accuracy at a very high speed. This is achieved thanks to several elements: a good design, very accurate sensors, clever algorithms, periodic maintenance, … We constantly seek improvements in all these elements to enhance scanner performance. In being part of ASML, your task is to push the boundary of accuracy and speed in periodic maintenance using robots.

Your Assignment

The primary goal of this internship is to have an initial assessment if and how robots could assist engineers in the set up and maintenance of ASML scanners.You are asked to set up a virtual telerobotics framework, based on 3D CAD models, comprising realistic contact physics simulation to demonstrate that a robot could potentially be used to perform specific maintenance operations, relevant for ASML. This is a very explorative internship where we expect a strong collaboration with the academic supervisor and a good degree of initiative from you. More than having some knowledge with CAD, robotics and virtual telerobot frameworks, you are expected to come up with a robot design (how many robot arms, how many degrees of freedom, …) able to perform a small set of maintenance actions. In this assignment you will work in a multi-disciplinary team.

Your Profile

  • You are close to complete a MSc in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • You have competences in Robotics, Dynamics, Control, and Programming (C++, Python).
  • You have a solid theoretical (and ideally also applied) knowledge of robot dynamics and control is required.
  • You have good communication skills, be willing to work in a team, and be independent.
  • You are looking to do your graduation project/thesis, this is a master graduation internship.
  • You are available to start as soon as possible, for 5 days a week with a minimum duration of 6 months.
  • Please be aware that you need to include in your application your exam list with your grades, as well as the name of your academic supervisor, since a strong collaboration with the academic supervisor is expected.

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 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?