Join FIRE’s Team

FIRE is a mission-driven organization of hardworking, dedicated team members committed to defending and sustaining the individual rights of all Americans to free speech and free thought. Founded in 1999 as a campus rights organization, FIRE places a special emphasis on defending the free speech, due process, religious liberty, free thought, and academic freedom rights of students and faculty at universities across the United States. FIRE kindles a collaborative, inclusive, fast-paced workplace culture that has helped us achieve our goals for more than 20 years. Plus, we have phenomenal perks!

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Our Perks are on FIRE!

Health & Wellness

You healthy makes us happy. FIRE provides access to a free nutritionist, gym memberships, and reimbursements for getting fit.

Medical Benefits

We not only care about our employees’ health, but their families’ too. We provide a comprehensive insurance package for our employees that includes 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for our employees and their dependents.

FSA & Dependent Care

We know healthcare and dependent care expenses can be costly. For that reason, we offer an FSA match that allows you to use pre-tax dollars on eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses.


Where better to defend the First Amendment than from our Philadelphia or Washington, D.C., offices — the birthplace of liberty and capital of our country. Our views are unparalleled, our offices are state of the art, and the restaurant and culture scenes are top-notch.

Generous PTO and Sick Time

We’re serious about work-life balance. That’s why we provide a seriously generous PTO and sick time policy. Rest and relax when you need to, and use your free time to unwind, explore, and adventure.

Giving Back

Taking time to give back is important! FIRE offers paid time off for volunteering and lots of opportunities to make a difference.

Paid Parental Leave

Time away from work is important for you and your growing family. We have a generous parental leave policy that gives parents the opportunity to spend time with their new bundle of joy.

Retirement Planning

Planning for your future yet? FIRE can help. We offer a 403(b) retirement plan that provides an employer matching contribution, dollar for dollar, up to 6% of your base salary. To top it off, these contributions are immediately vested!

Summer Fridays

In by 9. Out by 1. Get a kick-start to the weekend, every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The beach is calling!

Hybrid Work

We believe it’s important to strike a balance between flexibility and collaboration, that’s why we encourage our team to partake in a hybrid work schedule, with a mix of in-the-office and remote work. Customize your workweek to best suit you.


Are you a morning person? Maybe you prefer to head into the office a bit later? Many staffers qualify for a flextime plan so your working hours can better suit your life.

Personal Development

FIRE values professional development and the opportunity to enhance your skill set. We want you to learn and grow with us. We offer lunch & learns; we cover the costs for all continuing legal education; and we issue course reimbursements for relevant professional development opportunities.

Office Parties & Celebrations

Work hard. Play hard. There is no shortage of out-of-the-office fun here at FIRE! We host monthly happy hours, “bagel Thursdays,” staff retreats, and more. We value spending time with our team and celebrating their successes!

Commuter Benefits

Commuting to work? We’ve got you covered. FIRE offers the opportunity to use pre-taxed dollars to put toward your commute.

Employee Assistance Program

We recognize that life can be challenging both personally and professionally. Our EAP gives employees and their loved ones access to help when they need it most. Our program offers 24/7 access to confidential counseling sessions, webinars, resources, and more!