30+ days ago - req31772

Chemistry | Physics Internship: Test and qualify the new cleaning processes


Chemistry & materials science

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Physics, Chemistry & materials science, Mechanical engineering


Are you a bachelor or master student with a background in Chemistry, Physics, or Physical/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering? Do you have strong affinity with surface/interfacial chemistry and materials chemistry? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

Within ASML, the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the specification and the design of ASML products, like the EUV scanner. The Defectivity department within D&E is responsible for making sure our products fulfill customer requirements with respect to particle contamination and molecular contamination. The mission of the Process & Cleanliness Control group is to enable the ASML organization, Suppliers and Cleaning Service Providers to design, manufacture, assemble and clean mono-parts, modules and systems that fulfill the cleanliness specifications. Furthermore, the group is responsible for the identification, design and industrialization of the contamination removal processes and their verification techniques.

Your assignment

As part of the Process and Cleanliness Control group you will be responsible for:

  • Testing and qualifying two new cleaning processes. These are needed to remove particles and molecular contamination from critical parts in different phases of the production process and the life cycle of the product;
  • Creating and executing test plans and maintaining documentation.

The purpose of these tasks is to industrialize the cleaning process and supply chain in ASML and explore implementation at customers.

Your profile

  • You are a bachelor or master student with a background in Chemistry, Physics, or Physical/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering;
  • You are a master or bachelor student looking to do your graduation project or a master student who wants to gain working experience;
  • You have strong affinity with surface/interfacial chemistry and materials chemistry;
  • You are interested in the transfer of processes from an R&D environment into production;
  • You have experience with software that supports statistical analysis;
  • You are experienced in RGA/XPS/SEM-EDX measurements and various spectroscopy techniques (UV/Vis, fluorescence, NMR, FTIR) is a plus;
  • You have strong analytical ability and pro-active, hands-on attitude;
  • You are solution driven and have good communication and networking skills;
  • You have good English language skills. German language skills is a plus;
  • You are available to do a full-time internship with a minimum duration of 6 months.

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

Other information

Change the world – one nanometer at a time
Become an intern at a Dutch company that’s a global industry leader. You’ll gain valuable experience in a highly innovative environment – one that sparks your imagination and creativity. In addition to a monthly internship allowance of maximum €500 (plus a possible housing or travel allowance), you’ll get practical guidance from experts in the field and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic team environment.

ASML: be part of progress
ASML is a high-tech company headquartered in the Netherlands. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all the electronic devices that keep us informed, entertained and connected. Every day, you use electronics that simply wouldn’t exist without our machines.

Behind ASML’s innovations are engineers who think ahead. The people who work at our company include some of the most creative minds in physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, mechatronics, optics, mechanical engineering, and computer science and software engineering.

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.

Students: getting ready for real-world R&D
We’re a global team of about 29,000 people of 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US.

In such an 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 the opportunity to get to know not only the world of industrial-strength R&D, but yourself – you’ll discover just what excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?