Mechanical Engineering Internship (non-thesis): Deployment and qualification of a new glue tool

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Other technical job categories

Published: 29 days ago Job ID: J-00253850-965


Are you a student with a background in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or Mechatronics? Do you have experience in CAD and knowledge in statistics? Do you have a hands-on mindset? Then this project might be interesting for you!

Background information

The group Sensors Mechanics and Stage positioning modules is part of the Mechanical Development cluster and is responsible for the design of optical sensor systems, such as interferometers and image sensors.

For the mounting of optical elements within small tolerances with respect to reference surfaces specific tools and processes are used. These tools are made to reach the tolerances, enabling the assembly steps and protect sensitive optical surfaces. Of particular interest are gluing tools since they need to ensure the parts' position glued over a decent timeframe for curing, and any deviation is hardly reworkable.

Your assignment

This assignment consists of putting a newly designed gluing tool for a mirror in action and testing it. The test plan and test of the tool are the main scope of the task. An existing dummy mirror can be used and new specific test parts can be designed if needed. Therefore, you will:

  • assemble the tool;
  • write a dedicated test plan;
  • design further test parts if needed;
  • perform the tests;
  • evaluate the results regarding the required tolerances of the actual mirror.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • are a bachelor or master student in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or Mechatronics;
  • have CAD and hands-on experience;
  • have experience doing tests;
  • have knowledge regarding statistics;
  • are solution oriented;
  • great communication skills in English, both written and verbal.

This is a bachelor or master apprentice project with a minimum duration of 5 months, 5 days per week, starting as soon as possible.

Please note that we may only consider applicants who are enrolled as a student to a university for the whole duration of the internship.

This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

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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