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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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 a Field Administration Coordinator to become an integral team member to the Global Field Operations team (GFO), including handling data reporting requests, on-boarding and off-boarding of Program Delivery Organizations and Partners, and the administration of domestic and international pass-through grants. Learn more!
We are seeking an excellent communicator and highly organized individual to be a communication source to the public, potential customers, and existing teams. Learn more!
We are seeking a collaborative individual who has the critical thinking skills and judgment to navigate complex investigations and issues among our participants, with the primarily responsible for responding to, investigating, and resolving complaints and concerns related to Youth Protection. Learn more!
We are seeking a Business Analyst to develop detailed user stories, devise test plans and scenarios, conduct regression testing, and coordinate software releases while acting as the liaison between business partners and the software development team. Learn more!
We are seeking a Test and Release Business Analyst to become an integral FIRST® LEGO® League team member. In this role you will develop the detailed user stories, devise test plans and scenarios, conduct regression testing, and coordinate software releases. Learn more!
We are seeking a part-time Regional Director, in the Minnesota, North/South Dakota territory, to support the growth of all FIRST programs in the region/territory. 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!
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