30+ days ago - req7801

Internship: Develop particle contamination measurements, methods and experiments

Research & Development


Chemistry & Material science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & Development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Physics, Chemistry & Material science


This is an apprentice or graduation internship for a bachelor or master's student in physics, chemistry, material science or a related discipline who has a hands-on mentality and has worked with small particle detection techniques before and would like to work together with an experienced defectivity specialist.

Job Mission

In the ASML Pellicle program we are working on the “final protection layer” for the critical masks carrying our customers designs. These critical masks are used to print the right design microchip for a specific customer.
Smaller and smaller particles (250 nm till 10um)are getting of interest, to ensure that these do not contamination the production process. Our team of 17 defectivity (or particle contamination) specialists need to keep on pushing our inspection means and methods to the next level.

Job Description

Together with an experienced defectivity specialist you will be working on developing new applications for executing tests and in addition you will help develop new tests.
Part of your assignment is to conduct a literature study to help establish a theoretical background to improve the methods (taking around 1 month in total).
Based on that information and available techniques, you will select a method to use for specific situations where methods need improvement.
For the different hardware parts you will define and document test plans, have them reviewed and approved, execute them, analyze the results and finally document and present your results.


You are a bachelor or master’s student in physics, chemistry, material science or a related discipline. You have a hands-on mentality, are proactive, capable of working accurately and preferably you have worked with small particle detection techniques before.

This is an apprentice or graduation internship for 4 to 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 4 months. The start date is to be discussed.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

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 of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll 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 software 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.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.
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 your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that 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?