Internship: Software engineering for lithography systems

Research & Development

Computer Science & Software Engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & Development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Computer Science & Software Engineering


This assignment is suitable for a university master student in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline and provides a means to discuss possible internship and graduation assignments within our software department.

Job Mission

ASML’s software cluster is responsible for the software for the ASML scanner and source. This is the software that translates customer job to machine operations at the nanometer level. The cluster has departments/groups in the areas of embedded software, machine control, infrastructure, metrology, software architecture, software test and integration.

Job Description

Depending on your background, personal skills and interest we have numerous opportunities within our departments. Assignments are open to discussion and can be tailor made. We also welcome your own proposals, in which you can apply your selected technologies and methods to our industrial environment. We can offer conceptual - as well as more practical assignments.


You are a university Master student Computer Science, or Mathematics. You are a conceptual thinker and have good communication skills. Your grades are excellent and you have a strong motivation for ASML as your future employer.

As this is an open assignment, please attach a motivational letter with assignment proposal and a recent grade list to your application.

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 of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll 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 software 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.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.
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 your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that 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?