Mathematics | Physics Internship (Non-thesis): Improve our programming methods

Research & development



Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Mathematics, Physics, Computer science & software engineering

Job ID: J-00270654-192


Are you a bachelor/master student with a background in Physics and Mathematics? Do you have an affinity for programming? Are you an analytical person interested in technical challenges? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

ASML manufactures complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. These lithography machines contain a lot of powerful mechatronic modules. Metrology orchestrates the behavior of all these modules such that together they achieve an extraordinary combination of speed and accuracy. Advanced metrology systems are used to measure and compensate for sub-nanometer inaccuracies that inevitably creep in due to material imperfections, temperature fluctuations, atmospheric pressure changes or drift of modules.

Your assignment

There is currently a strong push to develop new XT platform and improve the existing one in order to fulfill the demand of the mature market. Competition is strongly present in this market, making the need to improve our platform even more pressing. The aim of this internship assignment is to modernize our existing (mathematics/physics) metrology models, which is implemented in our software baseline to use the latest state of the art of programming methods.

The assignment consists of the following tasks:

  • Investigate the existing models in documents and in code;
  • Create a repository to host the new model;
  • Implement the model into a new one using such latest the art method;

Your profile

A suitable candidate would have the following:

  • Educational background in mathematics, physics and/or computer science;
  • Experience with C and Python;
  • Knowledge of Matlab, GitHub and mathematical modeling is preferred;
  • Good communication skills
  • Proactive mindset

This is a master/bachelor`s assignment that is suitable for an apprentice internship. The team is looking for a candidate ideally starting from June for 3 to 9 months, 3-5 days a week.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a university for the entire duration of the internship.

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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