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 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 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.


FIRE is seeking an experienced paralegal to support our dynamic and effective defense of student and faculty rights nationwide. 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, Campus Outreach

FIRE is seeking a Program Officer with dynamic communications skills and demonstrated experience creating outreach resources to join our FIRE Student Network team. Read more.

Executive Assistant, FRAME

Over the next two years, FIRE is partnering with FRAME to help develop and build out FRAME’s programming and educational capabilities. We are therefore seeking a creative Executive Assistant with strong organizational skills to assist FRAME’s CEO and Founder, Karith Foster, with a variety of administrative and marketing tasks. Read more.