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., 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.

Summer Internship Program

FIRE offers an ten-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. Read more.

Director of Litigation

FIRE is seeking an experienced and proactive Director of Litigation to oversee our Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project, a national effort to eliminate unconstitutional speech codes from our nation’s public colleges and universities. Read more.

Program Associate, High School Outreach

The Program Associate for High School Outreach will report to and work directly with FIRE’s Director of High School Outreach to increase exposure and awareness of FIRE’s mission at the K-12 level. Read more.

Program Officer, Individual Rights Defense Program and Public Records

The Program Officer will assist with the day to day operations of FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program (IRDP) and work closely with the department’s Director and staff. The Program Officer will also focus on public records and freedom of information research and requests to augment the department’s work. Read more.