Physics | Mathematics Graduation Internship (DELFT): Understanding system state from SEM images

Research & development



Data science

In a nutshell


Delft, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Physics, Mathematics, Data science

Job ID: J-00268434-764


Are you doing a masters in physics or mathematics? Are you experienced with optics? Are you detail-oriented and well structured? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

At ASML Delft in close collaboration with ASML Research in Veldhoven, we are developing electron microscopes for wafer inspection and metrology. In order to design the correct microscope for the applications it is essential to understand how system state variations and perturbations affect the resulting images, and vice versa.

Your assignment

The purpose of this internship is to study what information can be extracted from SEM images and how these can best be (mathematically and data science wise) be described. And how the variations and disturbances of the SEM lead to changes in this information. The project involves a literature study, the development of novel data information techniques with an emphasis on extracting information from available data, describing SEM experiments, and a possible execution of these. Main location is ASML Delft, with regular travel to ASML Veldhoven and TUD.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Are a master student in Physics, Mathematics, or Data Science;
  • Have experience with programming in Matlab or Python
  • Are experienced with optics and data information;
  • Are a detail oriented, well structured person;
  • Have excellent communication skills in English.

This is a Masters graduation internship lasting 6 or more 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

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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