FIRST® is the world’s leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing STEM education.

For 30 years, FIRST has combined the rigor of STEM learning with the fun and excitement of traditional sports and the inspiration that comes from community through programs that have a proven impact on learning, interest, and skill-building inside and outside of the classroom.

Join our team and let's work together to prepare young people for the future.


FIRST Core Values

FIRST Core Values


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The Strategic Sourcing team is seeking an experienced International Strategic Sourcing Specialist adept with import/export compliance and customs regulations. Your experience should encompass multiple product/multiple country shipping including extensive freight forward experience. Learn more!
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, we are seeking a senior-level developer to build software for FIRST Robotics Competition. As a Senior Software Engineer you will share your technical knowledge in analysis, specification, development, integration, test, debugging, refinement, and implementation. Learn more!
We are seeking a detail oriented Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist who enjoys forming relationships, solving sourcing challenges, growing efficiencies, and supplier negotiation. Our ideal candidate has strong analytical skills, can successfully collaborate with internal/external partners to achieve desired outcomes, has experience crafting and soliciting product/service vendor Request for Proposals (RFPs), and strives to make a positive impact on the overall strategic mission of FIRST. Learn more!
We are seeking a self-motivated individual to assist in the planning and execution for a variety of FIRST events -- the pinnacle being Championships. The Events Manager builds relationships, handles logistics, and mitigates risk to ensure participants, sponsors, vendors, and attendees have an outstanding and memorable experience. Learn more!
Working closely with the Senior Manager, Brand Marketing, the Brand Marketing Specialist will shape, support, and execute integrated marketing campaigns that drive brand awareness, recognition, and FIRST team growth. Learn more!
Are you that marketing professional who is as confident with strategy as you are with technology? With hyper focus towards growth, the Digital Marketing Operations Specialist supports our marketing technology operations, systems, and processes enabling efficient performance across the organization. Learn more!
In a .NET environment, and using your expertise in Test Driven Development (TDD), the Senior Applications Developer designs, modifies, develops, writes, implements, and installs application software and components; works from written specifications and pre-established guidelines; and maintains process flow documentation. Learn more!
We are seeking an excellent communicator and strategic leader to be the primary source of communication and advocacy between FIRST Headquarters, Territory Leaders, Program Delivery Organizations (PDOs) and Program Delivery Partners (PDPs) responsible for territories internationally. Learn more!
The FIRST Regional Director in the Minnesota/North & South Dakota territory will work part-time in a home office environment, traveling at times throughout the region to develop teams, establish and maintain sponsor relationships and collaborate with other FIRST leaders and volunteers in the area as well as program staff. Learn more!
VISTA members support and assist in the recruitment of teams, mentors, coaches and volunteers with an emphasis on securing and sustaining support to the low income/underserved. Learn more!


FIRST has temporarily suspended our annual summer internship program.
We hope to offer this internship opportunity in the future. Please email with any questions.

FIRST Employee Benefits

FIRST Employee Benefits




"Every single person at FIRST is contributing toward a brighter, more innovative future. We all have a part to play in that goal, and the result is an energized and collaborative workplace.”

- Jennifer O’Callaghan, Community Engagement Manager
Jennifer O’Callaghan, Community Engagement Manager


"I like working at FIRST for a number of reasons. First, our mission is powerful and works. Second, everyone here is dedicated to working towards that mission. Finally, our leadership is incredibly supportive of employees and empower us to find new ways that we can increase our impact."

- Collin Fultz,
Stewardship Manager
Collin Fultz, Stewardship Manager


"I have learned so much since starting work here in 2015. I learned that I am capable of many different things and have a wonderful support group to help me grow."

- Malcolm Strickland,
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Malcolm Strickland, Mechanical Engineering Technician