Chemistry Internship: Improve Outgassing Qualifications

Interns and Trainees

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Educational Background

Physics, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science



Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00277748


Are you a student in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry? Do you have an affinity for doing research and are looking for an interesting graduation project? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background Information

Working as a Manufacturing and Equipment Engineer, your mission is to optimize the reliability, availability, serviceability, and cycle time of precision manufacturing equipment as it moves from the early development phase to operations at international customer sites. You make sure that all the work instructions, diagnostics, tools, trainings and spare parts are available for the manufacturing and customer-support operational sectors.

Your Assignment

The vacuum chamber of an EUV lithography machine needs to be very clean. When the cleanliness specs are not met, the system cannot perform well. The optics in our system will degrade too fast for instance.

To make sure our system is at the correct molecular cleanliness grade we perform an OUTGASSING measurement. During this measurement the gas composition that is evacuated from the vacuum chamber is monitored with an RGA for a certain amount of time. At the end of this period the gas cleanliness needs to be below a certain threshold. 

Although we have been doing these measurements at ASML on system level and at our suppliers on part level for quite some time, a good understanding on how we can best deal with this type of measurement is lacking and we are looking for ways to improve.
For this assignment the student will need to:

  • Understand the principles of outgassing and molecular cleanliness;
  • Gather and analyze data from measurements done on previous systems and at suppliers;
  • Come with recommendations on improving the outgassing measurement itself;
  • Optimize the location in the sequence and find opportunities to do parallel work;
  • Set up a good way to store the data and link it to the procedure (Data collection)

Your Profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Are studying Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field;
  • Have experience with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
  • Are able to do independent research;
  • Have good communication, and analytical skills.

This is a Bachelor or Master graduation internship starting as soon as possible, lasting 6 months for 4-5 days per week.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school 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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