Mechatronics Graduation Internship: Concept Study for Spotless-Variable Load

Interns and Trainees

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Work Experience

0-1 year

Educational Background


Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

NEW Job ID: J-00266770


Are you a master student in mechatronics or mechanical engineering looking for a graduation project? Do you have a background in mechanical design and an affinity for sensors? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

Chips are produced in a series of etching and deposition steps. The pattern that is etched is typically created using an ASML machine. In order to create nanometer structures, the position and local height of the wafer has to be controlled accurately. Products are built up with multiple layers on a wafer, where the position of the layers with respect to each other is critical. 

The stability and wear resistance of the wafer table, which supports the wafer, plays a crucial role in this. Properties like flatness and friction need to remain stable during the lifetime of the wafer table. The module you will do the concept study on is ensuring these properties are maintained during the wafer tables lifetime.

Your assignment

You will be working with the Wafer Table Mechanical & Industrialization group with the spotless project, which improves the lifetime of wafer tables. Spotless is an inline service action, comparable to polishing. Your assignment would be to come up with an implementation for adjustable normal load. This study will support the future for our product development. You will;

  • Gather the relevant requirements and collect knowledge from earlier studies;
  • Create concepts and make a proposal;
  • Work out the design details.

The main deliverables are a set of recommendations and an implementation proposal for your optimal concept.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Are a Master student in Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering;
  • Have a background in Mechanical Design;
  • Have knowledge on metrology/measurement techniques
  • Have good communication skills in English both verbally and in writing;
  • Like to apply critical thinking to challenge and improve the status quo;

This is a Master graduation internship lasting 6 or more months, 5 days per week with a flexible start date.

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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