Chemistry | Material Science Internship: Pellicle Degradation Under Scanner Stressors

Interns and Trainees

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Work Experience

0-1 year, N/A

Educational Background

Physics, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science



Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00284096


Are you studying Chemistry or Material Science? Do you like doing experimental work in the lab? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

ASML mission is, together with our partners, to provide leading patterning solutions that drive the advancement of microchips. This means enabling groundbreaking technology to produce smaller chips with better resolution that our customers can produce on the highest speed.

The Plasma Physics group is part of the Research department of ASML. This group identifies and fills in technological gaps in the future roadmap of lithography and the lithography market. Our focus is on the interaction of light (13.5 nm) with the gaseous background in our tools and advanced materials exposed to that environment. We work in small teams and deliver solutions that can be transferred to Development and Engineering. We work together with external research institutes and universities. The broad range of complex problems, the depth of understanding and the room to create new solutions makes the work in our group fascinating.

Your assignment

Your main focus will be to investigate the behavior of thin films in extreme conditions and to investigate material issues/challenges using appropriate material diagnostic tools. This includes experimental work in ASML advanced offline test set-ups, characterizing thin films, analyzing results and presenting findings, and writing a report.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Have a background in (physical) Chemistry, Material- or Nano Science, or Plasma Physics;
  • Are able to work independently;
  • Have good communication skills;

This is a Bachelor or Master internship, suitable for as both an apprentice internship and graduation project. The internship will last 6 or more months, for 5 days per week, starting January or February 2024.

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

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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