Software engineering Internship: Investigation of using AI for faster Wafer alignment software development

Interns and Trainees

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Interns and Trainees

Educational Background

Computer Science



Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00281234



To be completed 

Background information 

This is a software internship within the Wafer Alignment (WA) group, Metrology Measure department of ASML. This department develops software subsystems that help customers expose the patterns precisely on the silicon wafer. To keep the precision continuously at nanometer level, various Wafer Alignment models are applied at different phases of the process. These models are considered as the brain of the ASML scanner. With this assignment we are exploring the possibility of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop and deploy new WA software faster with less effort. There are many AI toolings currently used for code/test generation and process optimization.   

Your assignment 

Explore use cases, possibilities and applicable AI toolings for developing and deploying Wafer Alignment software. This includes:
- Study and propose possibilities of applying AI for the software development
- Explore different AI toolings and the proposal
- Develop a prototype with selected use cases and toolings
- Technical report

Your profile 

You are a student who:

- Has an affinity for machine learning and Artificial intelligence

- Is studying software engineering, computer science, or artificial intelligence

- Have worked with C/C++ programming language

- Studies in the Netherlands or holds an EU-citizenship

- Will be available for 5 days per week for the next 6 months

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 (plus a possible housing or travel allowance), 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, computer science and many more non-technical related employees. 
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 the real world 
We’re a global team of about 40,000 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 the semiconductor industry, 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? Anything is possible! 
How will you be part of progress? 




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