Working at FIRE

With offices situated in the Old City section of Philadelphia next to Independence Hall and in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, FIRE offers two lively working environments with a staff committed to defending student and faculty rights on college campuses across the country. FIRE’s working environment promotes a culture in which the employee will receive a well-rounded experience that familiarizes the individual not only with FIRE’s activities, but also with the philosophical and legal foundations of FIRE’s work. If you’re interested in working at FIRE, please see our open positions below.

Research and Program Associate

FIRE is seeking an energetic Research and Program Associate to perform in-depth research assignments; assist with event planning, especially in the Washington DC metro area; and perform other specialized tasks for the President.

Legal and Legislative Policy Advocate

The Legal and Legislative Policy Advocate will assist FIRE in analyzing new legislation as it is introduced; publishing commentary and recommendations regarding legislation and regulations that affect student rights; coordinating meetings with lawmakers and policy organizations in Washington, D.C.; and identifying problematic legislation as well as strategies for reforming such legislation to ensure the protection of student rights.

Summer Internship Program

FIRE offers an eight-week, paid Summer Internship as part of our efforts to educate students about their rights at colleges and universities. This internship gives current undergraduates the opportunity to assist FIRE in defending civil liberties on campuses all across the country. FIRE interns do substantive work and participate in weekly seminars with FIRE staff and other experts on freedom of expression, due process, and much more.