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.

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. Read more.

Program Officer, Individual Rights Education Program

The Program Officer, Individual Rights Education Program will assist the Director of FIRE’s Individual Rights Education Program (IREP) with the program’s core objectives, including working with students, faculty members, and college administrators toward improving universities’ policies on student and faculty speech. Read more.

Communications and Advocacy Intern

FIRE’s Washington, D.C. office is looking for an intern that will assist the communications team and the litigation, legislative and policy staff, as well as perform general administrative duties. Read more.