Mechanical Engineering Internship (non-thesis) : Creating Opto-mechanical fibers course training

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Physics

Job ID: J-00268173-624


Are you studying Mechanical Engineering or Physics? Are you a solution-oriented person who has a hands-on type mentality? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

The opto-mechanical competence is a company wide group of opto-mechanical engineers, who, next to their main job, have a side activity of collecting and sharing opto-mechanical knowledge with design engineers in ASML to help them to improve their designs. Within this competence group there is a fiber team of 13 people from Veldhoven (NL), Wilton (US) and San Diego (US). The fiber team focusses on opto-mechanical design principles for optical fibers. The task of the team is to gather lessons learned throughout the company and share this in a 'lessons learned' document as well in an introduction training. For this introduction training we have an assignment.

Your assignment

In collaboration with the fiber competence, you need to setup and realize a hands-on training kit to be used in an ASML specific opto-mechanical course to demonstrate some basic principles and behaviour of optical fibers. This kit should make designers aware of the specific properties and behavior of optical fibers in designs and to teach them some hands-on experience working with fibers. The optical fiber training kit comprises specific sets of hardware, each defined to demonstrate a particular fiber property or behavior. Each individual setup requires a description and a hardware setup.

These are the concrete activities for this assignment:

  • Create a demonstration kit (selecting components and building setup);
  • Design or selection of a packaging and transport box;
  • Ensure the test setups are safe for use (laser safety);
  • Make it orderable for use at different sites across the company (Technical Product Documentation).

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Are a Vocational (last year) or Bachelor student in Mechanical Engineering or Physics;
  • Have CAD experience;
  • Are a solution oriented and pro-active person;
  • Are a good communicator.

This is a Vocational or Bachelor apprentice internship with a duration of 6 months, 5 days per week. The start date is flexible.

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

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance based on your educational level and number of days per week, plus a possible housing and/or travel allowance. More information on the allowances can be found on our website. In addition you will get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the applications to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

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. At ASML we are always pushing technology further.

Students: Getting ready for the real-world
Teamwork is key within ASML. Our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong and worldwide we form one big team with over 25,000 employees. These colleagues have 123 different nationalities and work at our major sites on three continents.

Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule. In this inspiring 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 your opportunity to get to know this world and get a feel for that excites you most. Use your education, gain real-life working experience and explore the world of high-tech – all at the same time.

How will you be part of progress?

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