Mechanical Engineering Internship (non-thesis): Design Rules for Cleanliness in Designs

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Mechanical engineering

Job ID: J-00270501-742


Are you a Bachelor (HBO) student in the direction or Mechanical or Industrial Engineering? Are you looking to improve your understanding of why certain designs are performing better, as well as making small designs in CAD yourself?Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

The Precision Mechanics group is a key-player in the development and realization of complex modules and tools. We started to capture defectivity performance of various ASML hardware solutions at customer side. The core competences within our group is Precision mechanics design within a multi-disciplinary environment.

The knowledge we develop during the tool designs is secured within our main competence group called Design for Defectivity. In this way we’re able to secure and share the knowledge gathered with or colleague designers.

Your assignment

In the last two years we developed several tools with high focus on Defectivity to keep the tools as clean as possible. Within these designs a lot of ‘Design for Defectivity knowledge’ is “hidden”. We are looking for an intern who can help us with checking and reviewing designs to document relevant ‘Design for Defectivity’ knowledge, and translate this into examples which will be used within our Design for Defectivity handbook. Main tasks include understanding why certain designs are performing better and together with the design engineers translate good working design choices into pictures and text.

Your profile

To be a perfect match for this role, you:

  • Have an educational background in mechanical or industrial engineering and design;
  • Have affinity with making small designs in CAD (preferably NX);
  • Are a good communicator;
  • Pro-active mentality.

This is assignment is suitable for a Bachelor (HBO) apprentice internship with a duration of 6 months, 3-5 days per week, starting in June or July 2023.
Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school 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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