Mechanical Engineering Internship (non-thesis): Finalize design of mirror gluing tool and test parts

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Other technical job categories

Job ID: J-00271168-526


Are you a Bachelor/Vocational studies student in the direction of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or similar? Are you interested in designs for manufacturing? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

The group of Sensors Mechanics and Stage positioning modules is part of the cluster Mechanical Development and is responsible for the design of optical sensor systems, like interferometers and image sensors.
For the mounting of optical elements within small tolerances with respect to reference surfaces, specific tools and processes are used. These tools are made to reach the tolerances, enabling the assembly steps and protect sensitive optical surfaces. Of particular interest are gluing tools, they need to ensure the position of the parts glued over a decent timeframe (for curing) since any deviation is hardly reworkable.

Your assignment

The task of this assignment is to optimize and detail design a new gluing tool for a mirror to prepare it for order. Furthermore a test plan has to be created during the assignment. For the execution of the tests, a set of specific test parts should be designed which can be used instead of a functional (and expensive!) mirror for the test. Therefore the main deliverables are:

  • Technical documentation of tool parts;
  • discuss and improve Design-for-Manufacturability aspects of the tooling design;
  • Design of test parts utilizable as mirror substitute;
  • Test plan for the test of the tool.

Your profile

To be a perfect match for this role, you:

  • Are a Bachelor or vocational studies student in the direction of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Aerospace Engineering or similar;
  • Have previous CAD experience;
  • Have affinity and previous experience with designs for manufacturing and testing;
  • Having knowledge about tolerancing is a plus;
  • Are solution oriented with a hands-on mentality.

This is a Bachelor/Vocational studies apprentice internship with a duration of 3 to 5 months, 5 days per week. The start date is 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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