Mechanical Engineering | Applied Physics Internship (non-thesis): CFD Plasma model validation

Interns and Trainees

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Work Experience

0-1 year

Educational Background

Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Other technical backgrounds

Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

NEW Job ID: J-00271970


Are you a Master student with the background in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Applied Physics or a related discipline? Are you goal oriented and eager to learn more about Computational Fluid Dynamics? Then this internship might be interesting for you! 

Background information

EUV induced plasmas play a crucial role in several processes that influence the life time of optics in EUV machines. Some examples are carbon cleaning and silicon etching. Due to the difficulty to have on site measurements and the complexity of the Plasma physics, the design is increasingly reliant on CFD models.

The goal of this project is to work on the performance of the current CFD model and to validate it against the experimental data provided by offline test set-up.

Your assignment

For this assignment you will work with the Optics lifetime (OLT), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and High Performance Computing (HPC) Competence Teams to perform CFD Plasma simulations at different operational conditions, where experimental data is available for comparison. In addition, you will continually working on the numerical performance of the current model as well as the physics implemented in order to achieve the best agreement with the available data. 

Your profile

To be a perfect match with this role, you:

  • Are a Master student in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Applied Physics or a related discipline;

  • Have experience with CFD, Starccm+ is a plus; 

  • Have basic knowledge of chemistry;

  • Are curious, goal oriented and able to work independently;

  • Have good communication skills in English, both verbal and written.

This is a Master apprentice internship (non-thesis) lasting 4 to 6 months, 5 days per week with a start date as soon as possible.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a university for the entire duration of the internship.

This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

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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