Electrical Engineering Internship (non-thesis): Optical Communication System for ASML Machines

Research & development

Electrical engineering

Optical engineering

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Electrical engineering, Optical engineering, Mechanical engineering

Published: 10 days ago Job ID: J-00252723-131


Are you a master's student in Electrical Engineering? Do you have an affinity with hands-on electronics and Mechanical Engineering? Are you proactive and result driven? Then this project might be interesting for you!

Background information

The Imaging Electronics department is developing active electronics and connectivity solutions (cabling, flex PCAs) for mirror control, mirror conditioning and sensors inside the EUV scanner. For a new generation of scanners, the communication speeds between racks and cabinets to modules inside the machine will increase to such extent that optical fibers could be required. Due to specific ASML requirements off-the-shelf solutions like SFP+ or DAC supporting up to 40 Gbps could be insufficient.

Your assignment

As an intern in the Imaging Electronics department, you will collect requirements, perform a market survey of what is already available and build a test setup including measurements. An important aspect is connectors and how to transfer the optical signals from outside vacuum to inside the machine.

This is a master's apprentice internship. The start date is in October 2022.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • are a master's student in Electrical Engineering;
  • have hands-on experience in electronics such as soldering and measuring knowledge;
  • have mechanical engineering knowledge;
  • are independent and proactive;
  • are result driven;
  • are proficient in English, both written and verbally.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire 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 allowance and free public transport), 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?