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 Senior Director of FIRST Robotics Competition is responsible for planning, scheduling, developing, and implementing all essential elements associated with the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) program. This includes identifying resource requirements, developing and implementing approved plans, developing and implementing program components to include all program logistics, developing and working within approved budgets, and managing relationships with other FIRST departments, programs, and key volunteer groups supporting FIRST. Learn more!
The Senior Director of Research and Evaluation will be responsible for leading the evaluation, data analytics and reporting functions for FIRST. Ensures that FIRST has a robust learning and impact agenda that drives to a culture of data-driven decision making, continuous learning, improvement and impact. Collaborates across all departments and programs to define, measure and monitor the effectiveness and impact of FIRST, its theory of change, and supports staff in their capacity to use data to learn and make strategic decisions. Learn more!
An experienced administrative professional who takes great pride in their work, possesses a “can do” demeanor, and who enjoys supporting the day-to-day activities of a busy Human Resources team. In this role you will have the opportunity to learn and grow as you prepare payroll for processing, perform benefits administration, coordinate recruiting and onboarding activities, update our SharePoint site, and participate in special projects. Learn more!
This is an exciting time to join FIRST, as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) will become a vital part of a growing and evolving organization. In the last year, FIRST has named a new Chief Executive Officer, Chris Moore, and promoted Chris Rake to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (EVP/COO). FIRST is about to embark on a strategic planning process and the CIO will be a valuable contributor. FIRST has seen tremendous growth and is at a major inflection point as it prepares for even greater growth and the CIO will be a catalyst as the leader of systems and process changes that will support significant organizational transformation and define what FIRST will look like 10 years from now. Learn more!
We are looking for a mechanical engineer who will contribute to FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) game design, build game prototypes, draft and maintain documentation (e.g. drawings, instruction manuals, rule sets), and design/build demonstration robots. With Gracious Professionalism® you will collaborate and support customers, donors, colleagues, and volunteers. Learn more!
We are looking for an experienced systems engineer who enjoys integrating mechanical, electrical, and software components into the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) playing field. As a collaborative FRC engineering team member you will actively participate in the annual challenge of defining, developing, testing, and releasing our robust game. With Gracious Professionalism® you will help support customers, donors, suppliers, colleagues, and volunteers. 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