30+ days ago - req6870

Internship: Evaluate Fatigue Analysis software

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Physics, Other technical job categories


This is an apprentice internship for a master's student in engineering (mechanical, biomechanical, aerospace, civil) or physics who is interested in evaluating and understanding the strong features of a number of available fatigue FEM tools for different situations of stress-life method, strain-life method and fracture mechanics method

Job Mission

Within ASML, the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the specification and the design of the ASML lithography systems. The department Mechanical Architecture (MA) is designing, building and analyzing mechanical systems and sub-systems which are fitted into the end products. The group Mechanical Analysis is responsible for precision engineering of critical modules and for general mechanical analysis. Are you eager to further develop your mechanical expertise? To be part of the state-of-the-art technology innovation and multiple engineering discipline? If so, then an internship as mechanical analyst at ASML could be the perfect next step in your career.

Job Description

For this assignment you will join the FEM team of the Mechanical Analysis group. In this team, engineers use finite element approach to analyze different parts of the machine for their mechanical performance. Fatigue is an important phenomenon threating the mechanical performance of any part which undergoes fluctuating loads. Recently, the demand for proper fatigue analysis has been increased. Fatigue postprocessing on FEM results has been proven to give reliable results which includes details that might not be very easy to achieve by hand calculations or simple program scripts. On the other side, there are a number of fatigue FEM tools which have different strengths and weaknesses. Evaluating and understanding the strong features of a number of available fatigue FEM tools for different situations of stress-life method, strain-life method and fracture mechanics method is the goal of this position.


You are a master’s student with a background in engineering (Mechanical, Biomechanical, Aerospace, Civil) or Physics. You have good communication skills (both verbal and writing) and a strong analytical ability with a pragmatic attitude. You are creative, proactive and have logical thinking capability. In addition, you are proficient in English. You are experience with mechanical analysis and you have affinity with FEM and with fatigue analysis.
This is an apprentice internship for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum of 4 months.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

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 of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll 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 software 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.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.
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 your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that 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?