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.


Legal Internship Program

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is pleased to formally announce a call for applications for its Legal Internship for Summer 2016. Read more.


Executive Assistant to the President

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. Read more.


Web Developer

FIRE is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial Web Developer who will implement and maintain the functionality, organization, and development of FIRE’s website, microsites, e-newsletters, e-vites, and digital promotional materials. This position will also assist with IT projects and in ensuring the security of FIRE’s IT infrastructure and website. Read more.