Physics | Mathematics Internship: Process Characterization with Alignment Data

Interns and Trainees

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Work Experience

0-1 year

Educational Background

Physics, Mathematics, Other technical backgrounds

Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00275436


Are you a Master student in the direction of Physics, Scientific Computing, Mathematics, Material Science or similar? Are you looking to use your skills and knowledge to identify, analyze and solve simulation and experimental challenges in a dynamic organization? Then this internship might be interesting for you! 

Background information

ASML brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster and energy-efficient microchips. Business Line Applications (BL Apps) extends our holistic lithography solutions by developing products that work alongside our lithography systems to help them perform better and improve the patterning process. We design, develop, integrate, market and service application products, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. On Product Alignment department in BL APPS  is focusing on alignment control products.

Your assignment

Wafer alignment is an integral process in semiconductor manufacturing by which the wafer position is precisely adjusted using measurements of alignment marks.  During life of a wafer, the alignment sensor in the scanner see the whole evolution from bare wafer to the final fully processed wafer with chips. In this internship, you will analyze measurements from different process steps on product like wafers created at IMEC. You may also contribute to the development of a streamlined workflow “process – measure – process” and to creating trusted datasets library.  Furthermore, you will design the tooling for monitoring evolution of alignment though stack, visualizing key performance indicators from the logging, identifying trends and commonalities in the data and connecting them with wafer fabrication steps.  

Your profile

To be a perfect match with this internship, you:

  • Are a Master student in the direction of Physics, Scientific Computing, Mathematics, Material Science or similar;
  • Have an understanding of semiconductor processes;
  • Have sufficient programming experience (METLAB), Linux knowledge is a plus; 
  • Are organized and a team-player;
  • Have good communication skills in English;
  • Are willing to work independently and to identify, analyze and solve both: simulation and experimental challenges in a dynamic applied Research & Development organization.

This is a Master apprentice or graduation internship with a duration of 6-12 months, starting as of September 2023.
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

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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