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ASML Summer Internship


ASML is seeking a qualified candidate for a summer intern position in optical engineering. Expertise in the area of physical optics modeling and/or experimental optics and metrology are required.

The job description below defines the ideal set of qualifications for the position. Those interested should email Adel at

Job Description

The main focus of this position will be to support engineering staff:

  • Develop a clear understanding of the physical operation of high end optical sensors and model basic effects and sensitivities
  • Use a combination of standard tools (CodeV, Zemax, FRED) and modeling in a MATLAB environment to generate accurate physical optics models to predict high end sensors performance and establish error budgets contributions
  • Use developed models to support proto build validation and production build factory and field issues resolution
  • Perform experiments and testing as needed to validate predicted metrology sensor responses and predictions


Candidate should be a masters or a PhD student with high potential in optical design and engineering (working toward a BS will be considered).

Personal Skills

Some of the desired skills that the candidates should exhibit:

  • Experience with optical design and tolerance of optical systems
  • In depth experience with at least two of these three items: CodeV and/or Zemax; FRED and/or ASAP; MATLAB
  • Understanding of the physical operation of complex optical sensors and be able to generate detailed modeling and simulation of their output signals—for example sensors that use a moiré type of detection and can resolve less than 1:10000
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to achieving results on time
  • Qualities of a “team player” with strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to interface with multidisciplinary groups and work effectively in a team—willing to take on responsibility as well as follow through and keep multiple simultaneous assignments on schedule
  • The ability to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and the capability of thoroughly investigating analytically technical issues