Mechatronics internship: Rapid Control Prototype embedded SW implementation

Interns and Trainees

In a nutshell


Eindhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Educational Background

Computer Science, Mechatronics



Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00278915

Are you studying Mechatronics or any related field? Are you passionate about technology and willing to acquire new skills? Then this internship might be interesting for you!


The assignment will take place at the DUV Optical Column Software and Mechatronics groups, involved in the development of the next generation mechatronic components for DUV Optics. The goal of the assignment is to improve the existing Rapid Control Platform from Speedgoat and National Instruments with existing computer using Matlab/Simulink and dedicated drivers to enable the Framework to be used in a research environment integrated with the existing control electronics of ASML machines. The drivers functionality need to be extended, to improve the communication capabilities from the controller hardware and ASML specific electronics boards. This Framework will be used to validate the advanced control capabilities of the new DUV Optical Column Mechatronics developments.

Assignment description:

1. Validate the communication protocol with PIPA and HIB boards (both with HSSL protocol, using the currently installed HPB board)

2. Perform set/get tests to actuate and read position with Speedgoat

3. Extend functionalities of sensor interface (HIB board), validate with position measurements

4. Release the library and document the code properly

The internship is expected to take 6 months, based on an availability of 40h per week.

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 allowance), 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 40,000+ 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?