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

apply while you're a Participant, reap the benefits when you're an alum.

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 with FIRST Supporter Companies

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

All Internship opportunities are created and managed by the listed company.

Questions about the Internship Portal? Email us at


FIRST Sponsor


Internship Description
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

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\careers.

Deadline: November 15 

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 - Note in the title that you are a FIRST alumnus

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 
  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 (closed

Deadline: October 16


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
  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.

Details and Application (closed


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

Deadline: Please check back in early spring for the 2016 Deadline.

Details and Application (closed

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

Details and Applications