Physics Graduation Internship (DELFT): Extreme High Vacuum Chamber Design and Testing

Interns and Trainees

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Delft, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Work Experience

0-1 year

Educational Background


Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00272726


Are you a master student in physics looking for a graduation project? Do you have an affinity for experimental physics? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

In the Delft office of ASML, we are developing a multi-beam electron microscope for in-line wafer inspection. A key module in this electron microscope is the electron source. The vacuum level that we need to achieve at our electron sources is extreme. Improving the vacuum level not only improves the performance but also the lifetime of the electron source.

Your assignment

You will be a member of one of our Agile Scrum teams, which is responsible for electron optics research. Within the team, you will be designing and doing research into an extreme high vacuum chamber environment. After the design you will be performing experiments and analysis on this chamber in different configurations. Analysis should include material outgassing analysis, pump efficiencies, residual gas analysis etc. culminating in a report with recommendations how to improve our systems. 

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Are a Master student in (applied) Physics;

  • Have an affinity for experimental physics;

  • Have an analytical way of working;

  • Have a proactive mindset and good communication skills in English.

This internship is preferably conducted as a 9 months Master graduation thesis starting 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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