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Electrical Engineering | Physics Internship(non-thesis): Determining Wafer Height with High Accuracy

Research & development

Electrical engineering



In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

No experience (Student)

Job Category

Electrical engineering, Physics, Mathematics

Job ID: J-00275913-431


Are you a master student in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics? Do you want to know what it's like to be a member of project team within Development & Engineering? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

ASML lithography machines need to continuously improve, in order to produce ever more powerful computer chips. These machines use EUV light, with a wavelength of 13 nanometer, to print the chip design into a photoresist layer which is only a few 10s of nanometers thick and gets even thinner. This requires positioning the wafer on which the chips are printed at exactly the right height. In order to do so, the Level Sensor will have to measure the height of the wafer with less than 1 nm error.

In a combined effort by ASML Research and Development & Engineering departments, we are exploring all kinds of different concepts to enable this.

Your assignment

The current Level Sensor is a light-based sensor. A promising route to decrease the measurement error is by further improving the properties such as the colors, angles and polarization of the light. You are invited to join us in exploring how to optimize the settings and how much that would decrease the measurement errors. The idea is to work out different scenario's through simulation and modeling. You will be a fully integrated member of the project team, join us in the office ~4 days per week and will be owner of one or multiple scenarios.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Are a master student in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics;
  • Have experience with Matlab and Python;
  • Have good communication skills.

This is a Master apprentice internship lasting 5-12 months starting as soon as possible.

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 allowance), 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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