Computer Science Internship: Automatic code translation


Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands



Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering

Job ID: J-00267756-384


Are you a bachelor student in Information Technology or Computer Science? Do you have an experience in Ruby and Python or Rails and Django? Then this assignment could be interesting for you!

Background information

The IT department is responsible of the IT infrastructure of ASML, both hardware and software. This internship will be performed in the Patch team within the IT department, Platform and Testing cluster. The Platform and Testing cluster is responsible for the software layer, proving IT tools to code developers. Examples of what present in such software layer are: wiki pages, virtual machines, etc. The Patch creates and maintains the software tools allowing developers to create and deploy updates for ASML products.

The continuous evolution of programming languages results in code which can be written and executed faster, be more readable and easier to debug. In a business environment where legacy software applications (i.e., applications written in an 'old' programming language) need to be supported, this can create a problem. The business is given the choice to translate the legacy software application into a newer programming language or not. If no translation is done, then there is the risk that in the future nobody will be able to maintain the code (because there will be nobody expert in the 'old' programming language). The translation of the code can require lots of resources.

Your assignment

The aim of this internship is to investigate how automatic code translation can be performed from Ruby to Python (or from Rails to Django). We expect the internship to start with an analysis of the current Ruby (or Rails) code defining a commercial software application: how many lines of Ruby (or Rails) code are present? What are the most used libraries? What are the most used function calls? Eventually we expect a methodic evaluation of the freely available automatic translators from Ruby to Python (or Rails to Django). Do they perform in the same way? Is one more efficient than the other?
If times allows, then the intern could start creating a automatic translation and testing platform for the automatic translation from Ruby to Python (or Rails to Django).

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • Are a bachelor student in Computer Science, Information Technology or something related;
  • Have some proven experience of Ruby and Python or Rails and Django;
  • Are a great team player but also able to work independently;
  • Are profficient in English, both written and verbally.

This is an apprentice internship with a possibility for graduation for at least 6 months, for 3 to 4 days per week. The start is as soon as possible.

In order to be eligble for the internship you need to be enrolled as a student at an educational institute during the entire duration.

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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