Computer Science Internship: Improving Diagnostic for Image Setpoint Optimization

Interns and Trainees

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Work Experience

0-1 year

Educational Background

Physics, Computer Science

Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00274901


Are you able to translate functional requirements into software designs? Are you detail oriented but still able to look at the bigger picture? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

Within the Metrology group, we are responsible for preparing and optimizing the machine state and its main knobs before and during exposure, according to the customer requests and expectation.
In order for us to perform this function, we require a lot of different inputs from many parts of the system. The decision logic and timing information is complex and different per machine configuration. This results in high complexity and many use-cases to support, which makes diagnostic a key functionality for the final user.

Currently, the process of diagnosing is scattered among different tools and from different sources. To get an unified and complete user-friendly experience, we recently started migrating toward a multi-user web-based application hosting several 'analyzer' diagnostics tools, called Metro Analyzer.
Because of the complexity of this functionality, there is a need to improve diagnostic tooling and complete the migration towards the new platform.

Your assignment

The aim of this project is to collect the existing tooling as a starting point, understand the diagnostics needed to diagnose this functionality and collaborate to implementing a tool that will allow for easier and quicker diagnostics as part of Metro Analyzer. In this assignment you will:

  • Gather the needs of the experts that perform the diagnostics;

  • Collect the existing tools and scripts that are used today;

  • Understand enough of the overall system behavior to be able to build diagnostic tooling;

  • Collect the data available from our machines that can be used to diagnose;

  • Build a diagnostic tool to quickly and more easily diagnose issues with just-in-time;

  • Closely interact with users to iteratively create a polished product

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Are a Bachelor or Master student in Computer Science or Software Engineering;

  • Are able to translate functional requirements into software design;

  • Are experienced in Python and Matlab;

  • Preferably have experience or knowledge in diagnostic methods;

  • Have good communication skills.

This is a bachelor or master internship lasting 6-9 months for 3 or more days a week, starting in September 2023.

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

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 coverage), 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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