Industrial Engineering Internship: Harmonizing Source Laser Diagnostics

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Other technical job categories

Job ID: J-00263740-820


Are you a Bachelor or Master student in direction of Industrial Engineering or similar? Do you have an affinity towards UX methodologies? Are you self-driven and creative in problem solving? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

The Source Laser department is responsible for delivering and maintaining the high-power CO2 laser that generates an Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUV) plasma inside of ASML EUV lithography machines. The more laser power we have, the more plasma is generated - this directly translates to a higher wafer throughput for the customer and is therefore an important performance metric. ASML engineers working in the Source Laser department are responsible for delivering 2 laser pulses at a rate of 50,000 times per second and with 24/7 availability. Engineers in the Source-laser Department are responsible for building diagnostics solutions that can be used by Customer Support and Development & Engineering engineers to continuously monitor the performance of the CO2 laser and rapidly identify reasons for underperforming machines.

Your assignment

Diagnostics at ASML is a high-stakes game – when our lithography systems underperform or a part breaks unexpectedly this can translate to thousands of dollars in lost revenue per day to ASML. Various Source-laser teams are developing diagnostic dashboards, e.g. to enable weekly fleet performance monitoring or for reporting of critical performance metrics. But at the moment, development teams have no concrete guidelines on how to design dashboards and are therefore using their own judgement. This results in a wide diversity in 'look-and-feel' for the end-user of these dashboards. We think it is important to harmonize the design of our dashboards so that they are easily recognizable as part of a family of 'Source laser diagnostics' tooling.

The good news is that ASML provides best-practice guidelines in how to design software products. We would like to learn how we can apply these guidelines towards Source-laser dashboards under development and create a set of guidelines that development teams can follow. The Intern will be asked to review two main diagnostics tools (SLADVI and the 'Fleet performance monitoring' dashboard) and make recommendations on what should be changed to comply with ASML-wide standards. Depending on the student's skillset, there is also an opportunity to build a live prototype to demonstrate how these changes would look. Finally, zooming out, we would like the intern to generalize learnings into a set of 'Source-laser' guidelines for building dashboards.

Your profile

To be a perfect match for this role, you:

  • are a Bachelor or Master student in direction of Industrial Engineering, Human Factor Engineering, Multimedia/ Data driven design or similar;
  • are familiar with UX methodologies, Python and Power BI experience is a bonus;
  • have good communication skills;
  • are interested in exploring different disciplines and 'connecting the dots';
  • enjoy creating structure from a chaotic environment.

This is a Bachelor/Master graduation or apprentice internship, lasting for 6 months for 5 days per week, starting as soon as possible.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a university for the entire 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 coverage), 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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