Alumni & Internships

FIRST Alumni Programs

The mission of the FIRST Alumni Programs is to continue to support and inspire the young adults who have participated in any of the FIRST progression of programs on their paths to becoming well-rounded, self-confident, science and technology leaders. 


Learn about FIRST Scholarship Opportunities

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Join the FIRST Alumni Network group on LinkedIn

connect with FIRST Alumni around the world and learn about new alumni opportunities as soon as they become available.


Volunteer with FIRST 

help the next generation of FIRST Participants have a great experience.


Become a donor and encourage your company to become a FIRST Sponsor

continue to inspire young people to become the next generation of STEM Professionals.


Apply for Internships and other Opportunities with FIRST Supporter Companies

The FIRST Internship Portal is an in-development collaboration with FIRST supporters to connect FIRST Alumni and Participants with opportunities available at their organizations.

All opportunities are developed and managed by the listed company.

Questions about the Internship Portal? Email us at alumni@firstinspires.org

 

Provider Company

 

Opportunity Description
Apple Inc. 

2016 Apple Engineering Technology Camp:

The goals of the 2016 Apple Engineering Technology Camp are to build engagement and awareness programs for high school students from diverse backgrounds, and inspire the next generation of innovators while identifying and attracting future engineering talent for Apple. 

Apple will invite 24 high school sophomores and juniors, via partner nomination processes and application, for a month long camp in Cupertino, CA from July 11 - August 5.

Details and FIRST Nomination Application

Deadline: January 4 (closed

BAE Systems 

Longtime supporter of FIRST, BAE Systems is looking for qualified college summer interns. At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defense, aerospace and security solutions.

In addition to getting real-life engineering experience and hands-on work, the summer internship program at BAE Systems includes:

  • The Summer Intern Project where interns can collaborate with their fellow interns throughout the summer to tackle a workplace problem and present their solution to upper management at the end of the summer.

  • Presentations to interns by senior leadership.

  • Professional development workshops, such as presentations on resume tips and tricks.

  • Function specific seminars and presentations.

  • Opportunities to join internal professional organizations, such as WIT.

  • Activities outside of the workplace throughout the summer: past activities have included attending baseball games, picnics, and a variety of other activities.

Deadlines: Decisions are made on a rolling basis through April. Plan accordingly!

How to apply:

  1. Visit http://www.baesystems.jobs/search-jobs.php
  2. Search using the keywords Summer Intern
  3. Once you have found the internship matching your capabilities, create your profile and complete the application for your desired position.
  4. Make sure to mention you are a FIRST alumni and that you were directed to our page by the FIRST website!
The Boeing Company

As an intern at Boeing, you’ll gain hands-on experience and work alongside a team that does amazing things. We have internships in Engineering, Business, and IT in a variety of locations in the U.S. and abroad where you can help us build something better.

Details and Applications

Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton's University Scholars Program (please note on your application that you are a FIRST Alumnus)

Details and Application

DoD STEM

DoD STEM Internships allow high school and college students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research, solving real-world problems at DoD laboratories and facilities. 

Goldman Sachs

Are you interested in solving complex problems in a workplace filled with innovation and change? At Goldman Sachs Technology, we build solutions to some of the most complex problems. From automated trading to managing data, risk analysis to safeguarding information and promoting environmental responsibility, our commitment to best-in-class technology provides Goldman Sachs with a competitive advantage. Find more information about our roles on our engineering hub and meet our engineers.

Interested in a summer internship (June – August)? Please complete an application online at www.gs.com\careers.

Deadline: November 15 (closed

How to Apply Online:

  1. Apply through your career center and our Careers website
  2. Students and Graduates heading and select “Apply now”
  3. Select: “Summer Internship”
  4. Location: New York City Area
  5. Division: “Technology” 
  6. E-mail your resume to christine.smith@gs.com - Note in the title that you are a FIRST alumnus
NASA

NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative - Recruiting NASA Interns, Fellows, and Scholars (OSSI NIFS)

Students have the ability to search and apply for all types of NASA internship, fellowship, scholarship opportunities in one system. The application process is open all year for fall, spring, and summer opportunities and some are available for high school students.  A single internship or fellowship application places students in the applicant pool for consideration by mentors for all NASA internships or fellowships.

Details and Applications

National Instruments

There are a number of internship opportunities for engineeringcomputer science, and information technology college students. Candidates need ot have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher for many positions to be considered.

How to apply online:

  1. Visit www.ni.com/careers 
  2. Select "Search for Jobs"
  3. Then select "Intern/ Co-Op" as a candidate type.
  4. List "FIRST" as a response to who referred you to the position.

An application must be submitted to be considered. Please do not email resumes.  

Details and Applications 

Deadline: October 16 (closed

PTC

Do you want to work for one of the world’s largest and fastest growing technology companies? PTC is looking to add strong candidates that are eager to grow and develop their professional skills with us. If you enjoy a work environment that is fast paced, hands on, and results oriented, then PTC is the place for you.

Looking for summer internship opportunities at PTC? Please visit our careers website in early spring for a list of openings. (Be sure to note that you are a FIRST Alumnus on the application).

How to Apply Online:

  1. Visit www.ptc.com/about/careers
  2. Select “Search open jobs”
  3. Sub Region – North America
  4. Job Type – Academic Coop/Intern

Robotics Internship Program

Sponsored by Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO)

The EERE Robotics Internship Program offers hands-on, short-term practical internships at various corporate partners throughout the United States. Participants will perform research or other technical activities under the guidance of a mentor who is a technical staff scientist or engineer at the host facility.

This program is a partnership between the public and private sectors to continue the development of the robotics technical and engineering workforce. In particular, the internship program is recruiting both current students and recent high school and college graduates who have experience in advanced robotics competitions.

More Details

Application 

Deadline: March 4 (closed)

SpaceX

In collaboration with FIRST, SpaceX will select 10-15 high school seniors who will receive preliminary acceptance to the SpaceX internship program.

Application Opens: April 1

Deadline: May 18

Details and Application

StudyBridge Germany

Gothe -Institut

German universities offer first-class education with no tuition fee, even for foreign students. This is why a degree from a German university gives students the perfect foundation for a successful career in their home countries and around the world.

The Goethe-Institut together with its partners presents a scholarship program that is designed to provide linguistic and subject-matter-specific preparation for studying in Germany to students in their junior year of high school, who have outstanding achievements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM subjects).

The program additionally introduces participants to Germany’s teaching, learning, and campus culture and familiarizes them with the German social environment. Current high school juniors who are highly motivated to study in Germany may apply to participate in the program.  

Deadline: April 30

Details and Application 

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments offers a robust internship program with opportunities that challenge students to tackle real-world projects and get hands-on experience and insight into a variety of engineering and business roles. Our collaborative environment encourages interns to learn more about the company, network with each other and get access and mentoring from top TI and industry leaders.

Interns are set up with a supervisor and buddy to help them navigate through resources at TI and make connections. We also offer flexible schedules, excellent competitive benefits and volunteer activities through community involvement.

TI intern summer activities include:

  • DIY with TI Design Challenge
  • Intern and New Employee networking and social events
  • Open Exchange with TI Chairman and CEO

Details and Application

Thiel Fellowship

The Thiel Fellowship is a two year program designed to help young visionaries move their projects forward while outside of university. For some people, it may make sense to focus on their efforts on a project instead of juggling both project and school work. If you have something that you want to work on, a startup, a nonprofit, research, or another project, the Thiel Fellowship grants fellows $100,000 of funding, summer housing, tens of thousands in other resources, access to our community of other fellows and over 300 mentors in business, science, and tech to help you succeed. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be truly self directed while having access to workshops and guidance that isn’t replicated anywhere else.

Deadline: January 15 (closed)

Details and Applications