Computer Science Internship: Data Exchange Standardization

Interns and Trainees

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Work Experience

0-1 year, N/A

Educational Background

Computer Science, Other technical backgrounds



Programming Language

C#, Python

Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00281123


Are you studying Computer Science and do you like thinking outside of the box? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background Information

Besides Lithography machines, ASML also develops wafer inspection and metrology systems within the Applications Business Line. e.g., The Yieldstar products. These are using visible light and cameras to produce an image of the point of interest on the wafer. 

Yieldstar is continuously striving to improve system design and keep up with the latest technological development. The Sensing NPI group introduces new products and looks ahead to search whether employing new ways of working are beneficial.

Your Assignment

This will be a continuation-internship for introduction of OPCUA (Open Platform Communication, Unified Architecture) in Yieldstar. OPCUA is used in Industry 4.0 environments and became quite mature.

Yieldstar (YS) can benefit from adopting OPCUA and hence an internship was done on it. As a result of the initial internship, we now have proof that it is feasible to use OPCUA, but there are open items to be investigated in another internship, such as:

  • Using UA modeler to more extent when defining nodes;
  • Finalization of the security model;
  • Attach OPCUA to the current YS logging and enable debug-log-level switching;
  • Define and perform pre- and post performance measurements;
  • Define test-methodologies;
  • Define releasing and upgrade methodologies and test-run these;
  • Create a full design document and pitch OPCUA usage to the software architect community in Yieldstar

There are some bonus-items 'open-for-investigation' but it really depends on how the progress turns out. It really is an assignment where one could dive deep and bring in the personal touch.

This internship offers both technical and organizational challenges and will give the intern a very thorough view of how Yieldstar products are created and how the R&D around it is organized.

Your Profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Have a background in Computer Science or a related field;
  • Have knowledge of C#;
  • Preferably have experience with Object Orientation;
  • Are a curious and analytical person.

This is a bachelor apprentice or graduation internship, starting as soon as possible with a duration of around 6 monhts.

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

This position requires access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access 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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