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., the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (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 one of FIRE’s jobs or internships, please see our open positions below.

Program Officer, Individual Rights Defense Program

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. 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 in addition to focusing on public records and freedom of information research and requests to augment the department’s work. Read more.

Summer Internship Program

FIRE offers a 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 across the country. Read more.

Digital Marketing Associate

The Digital Marketing Associate will report to and work directly with FIRE’s Digital Marketing Manager, in addition to working with all of FIRE programs to ensure proper promotion of FIRE’s work. Read more.

Summer 2021 Legal Internship Program

FIRE’s summer legal internship is open to first- and second-year law students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Read more.

Media Relations Associate

FIRE is looking for an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial media relations strategist to join our active Communications team. Read more.

Administrative Assistant, Litigation

FIRE is seeking a full-time administrative assistant to help its litigation team represent students and professors at public colleges and universities in matters involving freedom of speech and conscience, due process, and academic freedom. Read more.

Staff Attorney

FIRE is expanding its litigation capabilities and is seeking a full-time staff attorney with one or two years of legal experience to join its litigation team and represent students and professors at public colleges and universities to defend freedom of speech and conscience, due process, and academic freedom. Read more.

Program Associate, Campus Outreach

FIRE is seeking a Program Associate with excellent written communications skills and experience creating outreach resources to join our FIRE Student Network team. Read more.