Working at FIRE
Situated in the Old City section of Philadelphia next to Independence Hall, FIRE offers a relaxed yet lively working environment 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.
FIRE is seeking an energetic Communications Coordinator to develop and implement FIRE’s media strategy. This position will be responsible for raising FIRE’s public awareness through successful media outreach.
FIRE is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial Executive Assistant to the President with strong writing skills who will be in charge of a wide range of responsibilities. In addition to providing executive support to the President, this position will also work with the Director of Development to increase the fundraising capabilities of the department.
FIRE offers an eight-week, paid Summer Internship Program as part of our efforts to educate students about individual 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’s legal internship is open to rising second- and third-year law students. Applicants are expected to be self-motivated, possess excellent legal writing and analytical skills, and demonstrate a commitment to civil liberties. Knowledge of First Amendment jurisprudence is preferred, but not required.