Precision Mechanics Internship: Feasibility Study of Actively Switchable Friction Device

Interns and Trainees

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Work Experience

0-1 year

Educational Background


Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00275500


Are you a Master student in the direction of Physics, Precision Mechanics & Tribology or Materials Science? Do key words like electroactive & magnetoactive materials, precision mechanics, piezo actuation, coatings & tribology trigger your interest and curiosity? Then this internship might be interesting for you! 

Background information

This assignment will take place in Tribology and Surface Science group within the department of Development & Engineering, Wafer Table & Clamp, with the end goal to demonstrate feasibility of actively switchable friction device.

Your assignment

We are looking for an intern with strong background in Physics, Precision Mechanics & Tribology or Materials Science with good affinity for literature review and lab testing. 

You will join a cross sector competence of tribology, precision mechanics and coating development where you will assist with:

  • Literature review on piezoelectric, electroactive and magnetoactive materials;
  • Set-up development to assess materials properties change under electric or magnetic field;
  • Materials characterization mainly monitoring topography, mechanical, chemical & structural changes;
  • Conducting innovative tribology testing in controlled environment (vacuum, hydrogen etc.);
  • Understanding contact mechanics using proprietary Boundary Element Modeling based tribology simulator.

Your profile

To be a perfect match with this internship, you:

  • Are a Master student in the direction of Physics, Precision Mechanics & Tribology or Materials Science;
  • Enjoy performing test in lab and analyzing data;
  • Have patience for in-dept literature reviews;
  • Are a team-player that is willing to learn and develop further;
  • Have good communication skills in English. 

This is a Master apprentice or graduation internship with a duration of 6-9 months, starting in 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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