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Materials Science | Physics Internship (non-thesis): Metrology Development for Particle Inspection

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science, Physics, Other technical job categories


Are you a bachelor or master student in materials science, applied physics, chemical or material engineering? Are you proactive, solution-driven and eager to gain work experience in a world-class organization? Then this internship might 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 an intern at the Process and Cleanliness Control group, you will:

  • Investigate how surface roughness and topography impact the performance of our particle detection metrology;
  • Contribute in executing tests aimed at qualifying new metrology techniques to detect and analyze particles;
  • Create and execute test plans and generate documents to report your findings to the Process and Cleanliness Control group.

This is an apprentice internship for a minimum of 6 months, 5 days per week, starting in July 2022.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this position, you:

  • Are a bachelor/master student in materials science, applied physics, chemical or material engineering;
  • Have an affinity with metrology development, experimental physics and surface science;
  • Are interested in the design and development of metrology techniques for particle detections;
  • Have previous experience with statistical analysis supporting software, experience with Scatterometry, Optical microscopy and/or SEM-EDX measurements is a plus;
  • Are proactive, solution-driven and have good analytical and communication skills;
  • Speak and write English on an advanced level.

Please note that we may only consider applicants who are enrolled as students at an educational institute for the whole duration of the internship.

Diversity and inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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 €600 (plus a possible housing and/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?


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