Mechanical | Electronics Internship: Development of Database Structure for Process Optimization

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Physics

Published: 28 days ago Job ID: J-00248017-983


Are you a bachelor or master student in mechanical or electrical engineering, physics or mathematics? Are you proactive, communicative and have knowledge of heat transfer and electronics? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

The sector Development & Engineering (D&E) of ASML is responsible for the specification, design and realization of the products in the ASML portfolio. Within the sector D&E, the cluster Electronic Development (EDEV) is responsible for the definition, realization, qualification and integration of all electronic functions and modules within these products.

Within EDEV/PHV the e-cooling group is responsible for effectively designing and supporting thermal solutions for maintaining the correct operating conditions of the machine electrical infrastructure. The major tasks include to give input and perform validations during the design of electronics cabinets, racks and boxes, create thermal models, conduct thermal simulations (CFD).

When performing a thermal study the actual heat dissipation of components is not always known. This is however an essential information to determine the thermal behavior of this component and associated rack/cabinet.

Maximum heat dissipation should normally be found on the datasheets of the components and the actual dissipation can be derived from the actual current. However, the thermal designer does usually not know how the component will be used. When the project team of the electrical/project designer cannot provide this information then it would be handy to be able to make an estimation such that thermal risks can still be identified.

In order to be able to make such an estimation a database of the typical heat dissipation of components/racks from past/existing machines would be a useful tool. The thermal designer could then pick up information and use it in a thermal model. Additionally the temperature and velocity limits of typical components are of importance to decide whether a design is acceptable or not. Such information should also be included in the database.

Your assignment

The goal of this assignment is to have a central place of knowledge such that all team members use the same information. This can be achieved by creating a database with all collected data. At the end of the assignment an easy-to-use tool should be delivered, which gives e-cooling team simple access to information about heat dissipation as well as temperature and velocity limits of typical components. As an intern in the team you will:

  • Examine SEG documents from past projects to collect information, document available data and store it in a database for thermal designers to use in the future;
  • Create an easy-to-use tool to look for information in this database. This search for information will include checking the conditions where these data were obtained and checking if this can be correlated to the new system;
  • Additionally make a calculation tool and/or come up with own ideas to add additional items to this tool.

The global objective is to have an easy access to information and thus increase efficiency and improve alignment within the team, align our WoW and use the same information.

This internship lasts for 3 to 6 months, 3 to 5 days per week, starting in August/September 2022.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • Are a bachelor or master student in mechanical or electrical engineering, physics or mathematics;
  • Have good knowledge of heat transfer and basic knowledge of electronics;
  • Are proactive and a good communicator;
  • Have basic knowledge of Excel;
  • Speak and write English on an advanced level.

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 28,000 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?

How will you be part of progress?

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