Mathematics | Physics Internship: Compare Key Metrology and Modelling Functions

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Work Experience

0-1 year

Educational Background


Remote Work


Time Type

Part time

NEW Job ID: J-00272547


Are you studying mathematics, physics and/or computer science? Do you have a proactive mindset and have knowledge on mathematical modelling and optics? Then this internship is the one for you!

Background information

Within the context of the NXE and EXE platforms, the Source Laser group uses a number of key metrics and modelling methods. However, there are still several different ways of calculating these used within the group, and there is the desire to unify all the variants. The aim of this internship assignment is, as a first step in the unification process, to provide overview of the different implementations and quantitatively compare (mathematics/physics) them, both from the point of view of accuracy, as well as computation speed. 

Your assignment

The assignment consists of the following tasks:

  • Contact relevant stakeholders in the organization and collect relevant metrics and modelling functions;

  • Investigate the existing metrics and methods by reading through existing documents and code;

  • Define a set of inputs in Monte Carlo fashion to measure the accuracy and computation speed of the different implementations of each metric/method;

  • Document the findings, including recommendations.

Your profile

A suitable candidate would have the following:

  • Educational background in mathematics, physics and/or computer science;

  • Knowledge of Matlab and mathematical modeling is required;

  • A background in optics.

  • Comfortable with approaching unknown people;

  • Good communication skills;

  • Proactive mindset

The team is looking for a master/bachelor student ideally starting from May/June for 3 to 6 months, 3-5 days a week, total effort is estimated at 70 workdays.

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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